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Two Times I Had the Eureka Moment

1. It is 1983. Susan Sontag and John Berger are alone in the studio, sitting face-to-face at a small round table. The spotlight is on them, and reflects a few ways behind them so that we can see the dull red-and-black-patterned walls. John’s hair is richly grey. He’s wearing a ...

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Deconstructing The Storm Against Tiwa Savage

As a black man, I’ve always found it interesting going to websites like Stormfront, Breitbart and a few other White Supremacist sites. They – especially Stormfront – are so frank about their racism. It’s not accidental. It’s not something they’re apologetic for. The white race is superior to all other ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie refuses to apologise for trans women comments

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has said she has nothing to apologise for over her remarks about trans women, and that she has always thought trans women are women. Speaking on Channel 4 news earlier this month, Adichie was asked if “trans women are women,” and responded: “…trans women are trans women.” ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Clarifies

On her Facebook page this morning, Chimamanda attempted a clarification of her remarks that set off a controversy on transgender issues over the weekend. Read and share your thought: Because I have been the subject of much hostility for standing up for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, I found myself being ...

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WHY IS GENDER EQUALITY SO MISUNDERSTOOD?

I have come to realize that most of the people, men and women, who go up in arms against the movement of Gender Equality do not really understand what the movement is about. And little wonder that, because it just so happens that most of its proponents do not get ...

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Those Two-Way Stereotypes People Play

The world sees in binary. Everything is in twos. Good and evil. Rich and poor. Strong and weak. Gay and straight. Black and white. Male and female. Even the animals in the ark came in twos. Binary stereotypes in mainstream public perceptions of gender can often be felt in popular ...

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Oxford English Dictionary Could Recognise Gender Neutral Title ‘Mx’

The Oxford English Dictionary is considering adding the gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ for the first time. The title Mx is a gender-neutral alternative to Mr and Ms, which has grown in use and seen an increasing pick-up, with a number of councils and banks now offering it. It is one of ...

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IN HER OPINION: Gender, Gender…..Goose And Gander

Men cheat. The percentage of men cheating is higher than that of women. Who calculated this percentage? No one has been able to tell me. What I think, based on what I’ve seen and heard? I think that while many men were busy flaunting their sexual prowess and their Nigerian-culture-given ...

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Support Shiloh’s Wish To Be Called “John”

Angelina Jolie’s entire family recently stepped out on the red carpet to support the actress’s new movie, Unbroken. The superstar couple’s oldest biological child – daughter named Shiloh – joined brothers Maddox and Pax wearing sharp suits and short haircuts. Pitt and Jolie have been fairly open over the years ...

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‘All Literature Is About Love.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Gender, Race And Love

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s schedule is probably more full than most filling stations in the metropolitan city of Lagos because of the scarcity of fuel. The Nigerian author has been promoting her third novel, Americanah, all month long and will kick off her Half Of A Yellow Sun promo tour soon. ...

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