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The Complexity of Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a complex rainbow. If, like me, you were raised in Nigeria as an excessively religious person, but unlike me, you remain a religious fundamentalist jerk and homophobe in your adulthood, you may never learn about or experience the full range of human sexual behaviour and human experience ...

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IT’S OKAY TO BE A BAD FEMINIST

Dearest Friend and Feminist, ‎ Feminism is not for perfect people. Come with your flaws. Come with your quirks. Come with your peculiarities. Come with your religious beliefs and come with everything you have, and as you are. Don’t be roped into thinking that you need to be perfect or ...

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Relax, Awards Shows Are Meaningless

Originally published on advocate.com Diversity is important, but why do we place so much emphasis on what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thinks? When I woke up the other morning and saw the Oscars trending on Twitter, I groaned. I really was hoping it was something about ...

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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks on the lack of diversity in 2016 Oscars

The Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has finally addressed the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscars nominations. In a statement released by the Academy, Cheryl said: “I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated ...

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#OscarsSoWhite: Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Intend To Boycott The Oscars

The outcry over the nomination of 20 white actors, and no black ones, for the Academy Awards gained momentum on Monday, as director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the ceremony on Feb. 28. Mr. Lee announced on Instagram and Ms. Pinkett Smith ...

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#OscarsSoWhite: No Actors Of Color Got Oscar Nominations This Year

Some things change, and others just stay the same. The 2016 Oscar nominees were announced Thursday morning, and not a single black actor was selected. In no time, journalists and the general public began to air out their grievances with Hollywood as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...

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The Shonda Rhimes agenda: ‘Normalizing’ diversity with Women, LGBTQ and People of Color

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com Shonda Rhimes proved long ago that she is a force to reckon with. The growing influence she has had in television has not gone unrecognized and has resulted in a major boost for ABC’s Thursday night network ratings. However, more importantly, Rhimes — who is the ...

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The Things They Say: 214

It’s been five days since Kenny Badmus ‘broke the internet’ with his coming out post on Facebook. And in that time, there have been both love and hate reactions from different people with access to the internet. The brand expert has acknowledged them all and had something to say to ...

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