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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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Dear Self Righteous Nigerian: Open Letter From a Humanist

Dear Self Righteous Nigerian At what point did we become so comfortable with raising glasses to murder, with saying cheers to the act of one man taking another man’s life? At what point did you decide to mete out judgment because one’s sexuality does not conform to yours? It amazes ...

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“Nobody is born hating another person…” The Things They Tweet

Here’s a great example of the stark difference between the current American presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, where he condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted ...

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ABOUT LIFESTYLE CHOICES AND SEXUALITY

Someone I know posted on the social media something that Dave Chappelle allegedly said. I have no way of knowing that he actually said the words, but let’s work with the assumption that he did. The post read thus: “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that ...

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SOMEBODY GO PAY

Sometimes I can’t believe some Nigerians. Especially the ones in uniform. I cannot believe the audacity, the privilege these Nigerians exert over other people’s hustle. So, minutes ago, I was at Oshodi waiting for the bus that would go my way. A few metres away from me was this woman ...

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Donald Trump lashes out at Meryl Streep following her Golden Globes speech

Sunday night’s must-see moment at the Golden Globes had to be Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. The actress used the time to call out Donald Trump’s impersonation of disabled reported Serge Kovaleski, who suffers a congenital joint condition: 'For the 100th time, ...

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SHAKEN

Oh my darling, do not be so shaken There is no solace here You will feel the rain and the heat The ground will not carry you forever And the sky will move away These bones will not forever anchor you And this skin will not always bind tightly These ...

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Eleven Ways To Love Yourself More This New Year

1. Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself: It’s really easy to focus on your flaws, imperfections, pimples, and other things you hate about yourself. But harping so much on negative traits never got anybody anywhere. This year, try not to be so hard on yourself. Accept yourself the way you ...

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A Moment

One moment, we are a race who sees beauty in everything The next, we have devolved into a race that sees beauty only in the vanity of appearance. * One moment, we speak philosophically The next, we mock our own wise words. * One moment, we weep over the empty ...

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The Piece About The Dehumanization Of Kim Kardashian

Originally published on papermag.com Kim Kardashian was bound, gagged, handcuffed and held at gunpoint by two masked men posing as police officers in her Paris home – a disturbing and frightening incident later revealed to be a robbery. Facts alone, this is a deeply alarming occurrence. But what continues to ...

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