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THE QUESTION OF WOMEN BEING THE WEAKER SEX

I am always amazed when people justify discrimination against women on the basis of strength. No sooner have you made a statement emphasizing the need for provision of equal playing fields for members of both sexes— equal opportunities in every sector of the economy for the male and female—than you’re ...

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ON PAEDOPHILIA AND RELATED MATTERS

“I tell you, if you need a girl who hasn’t yet been corrupted by the ‘runs girl’ mentality, you will have to keep an eye on senior secondary school girls. Once the girl you like finishes WASSCE and NECO exams, propose to her. These young ones are very loyal and ...

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IN HER OPINION: You Can Say You Don’t Want Children

Dear Friend, Yes, you who say you don’t want to have children, It is okay not to want to have children. In fact, I admire you, because you make up the small percentage who are honest to themselves and have refused to be bullied into convention by society in this ...

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YES, BRAVE WOMEN CHOOSE PROSTITUTION, BUT…

So I had just come in from a 10 mile run (yes I am fit like that, any questions?) and was trying to catch up on my social media reading before heading out for work, when I happened upon the current update on MyMindSnaps for the day, the one titled ...

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AND THEN, THEY CAME FOR US

Last week, the Nigerian social media was awash with reports that the senate had shot down a bill which was formulated to remove gender disparity between men and women, alleviate the plight of widows and essentially help women get ahead. The bill was sponsored by a female senator from Ekiti ...

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#BoycottBeyonce: Meet The Man Who Is Unimpressed By Beyoncé

Originally published on madamenoire.com Meet Patrick D. Hampton. He is a married father of four from Chattanooga, Tennessee who is none too pleased with Beyoncé’s new song, Formation. Hampton was so incensed by the singer’s controversial Superbowl performance that he decided to start the official Boycott Beyoncé Facebook page. Why ...

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THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

The language of love has changed in so many ways. In the past it was spoken with subtlety, gentility and something close to reverence. Now, it is loud and brash and begs to be heard. In the conservative society where I grew up in eastern Nigeria, public expressions of affection ...

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THAT NIGERIAN MAN

I have come to understand that Nigerian man. I have learned to both love and hate him for his various attributes – the good, the bad, the ugly, for his “Nigerianess”. He is easy to read as he is to be predicted. Let me tell you about him. You see, ...

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I KILLED A SPIDER

As a final-year student of History, my project fieldwork was set in my village. So I had to travel down there to get the work done. I got home after dark, and went to put my things away in my room. There wasn’t any power, so I had to use ...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR TODAY’S HUMAN RIGHTS

I had absolutely no idea what to write on the topic of human rights, absolutely nothing. When Walter called me to find out if I could draft out something to mark World Human Rights day, I asked: why me? It’s not like I’m a lawyer or human rights activist. Heck, ...

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