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Sep 14 2013

8 year old Yemeni girl died on wedding night and Of Nigerian Child-Brides Apologists

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It was reported that a young girl in Yemen had died after having sexual relations with a 40-year-old man who became her husband in an arranged marriage. The 8-year-old was identified as “Rawan” and died from torn genitals and severe bleeding in the northwest city of Hardh.  Some media reported that the practice of marrying …

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Aug 24 2013

Order your sizzling copy of Freedom To Love For ALL: Homosexuality Is Not Un-African!

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About the book Sexuality rights remain a controversial issue in many parts of Africa; it is not just a controversial issue but also a taboo subject. Many countries in Africa still criminalize homosexuality. Sodomy laws remain part of the criminal laws thereby making it legally possible to persecute sexual minorities. For example Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, …

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Aug 07 2013

My Home is in Heaven? WTF!

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I have been having a writing inertia lately due to so much and so little going on in my life. I am caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and a heavily loaded brain that can’t discharge much right now because it is stuck somewhere in between too much and too little.  It …

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Jul 26 2013

Senator Pedophile Sani Yerima, Bishop David Oyedepo and guilty Nigerians, She is a: #ChildNotBride, #ChildNotWitch, #ChildNotHouseGirl!

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Nigerians have suddenly woken up to the ills of child abuse because of an obscure part of the constitution. While we are all getting self righteous and indignant about children’s rights, let us also look at ways we are guilty of perpetrating child abuse. After all Child abuse comes in different colours, shapes  and sizes. …

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Jul 22 2013

On S29(4)b and the #ChildNotBride saga: Let’s get the facts right

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It was one of those days when everything hits you at once. I was physically, intellectually, emotionally and politically tired.  I decided to check my mails to take my mind off ‘issues’ but instead of some funny cat meme, the headline ‘Nigerian Senate Okays Child Marriage’ jumped at me. I screamed “Whaaatttt?” I clicked on …

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Jul 12 2013

Why “Thank God I am still better off than some” is a selfish prayer and attitude

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Since being forced into the unemployment market, I have noticed an increase in people telling me to be thankful to God that I am still better off than others. Of course they know I am an atheist, but believers eagerly pounce on any opportunity to tell atheists that ‘God’ is great. I have even been …

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Jul 11 2013

Child abuse is not discipline or African, it is simply cruelty to children!

Nigerian couple who beat their six children jailed after Coronation Street barmaid Michelle Collins gave evidence against them   Couple beat their children with brooms, hoovers and wires, claiming they were possessed by evil spirits They gave their baby morphine overdose after her first birthday  ‘I am beaten without mercy’, said an SOS note written …

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Jul 09 2013

Because I Am A Girl

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Trembling she holds her tummy Knowing this fourth baby coming Will be her making or breaking She moans, her world hanging Groaning she strains Not just from labour pains With one more push, I came panting With just a look, she screamed fainting A reprieve from the moment of truth Husband in-laws with new wife …

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Jul 06 2013

Killing in the name of their Skydaddy: Boko Haram Militants Kill 29 Students, Teacher in Yobe, Nigeria School Attack

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Killing in the name of God is unfortunately as old as the first time Man created God in his own image. Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group against western education in Nigeria struck again early this morning. According to reports:  Armed Islamic militants have killed 29 students and an English teacher in an attack on …

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Jul 05 2013

Stop telling black women what to do with their hair or skin!

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A woman’s body seems to be the one thing everyone wants to control. Country, religion or even gender is not a barrier, everyone wants to tell a woman what to do with her body and that include her fellow women.  No surprise there, even ‘gods’ seems obsessed with women, but really what is this growing …

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Jul 04 2013

Homosexuality and the legalisation of Homophobia in Africa

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There are ongoing legislative attempts in Nigeria and Uganda to further restrict sexuality rights. There is a clamour for the removal and also the strengthening of sodomy laws inherited by Commonwealth countries in Africa. However, the call for sexuality rights in Africa by the international community is seen as another colonial invasion by many Africans. …

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Jul 01 2013

London Pride 2013: The Parade, The Protest, The Pride.

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I love attending Pride. It might have a lot to do with the fact that I come from a country where staging anything close to Pride would get you stoned to death with no remorse from your murderers. In fact, the State would gladly decorate your murderers with state medals, the pastors would declare them …

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Jun 28 2013

Rachel Jeantel is not on trial: Judging her accent is a show of your ignorance not hers.

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What a sad society we live in with people valuing appearances more than content. Hypocrites who in their own actions and judgments are no less racist than Zimmerman who shot a black boy because he thought his black skin did not belong in his precious white neigbourhood. Now, those racists think Rachel Jeantel’s accent and …

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Jun 25 2013

Cultural Censorship: My Coming Out Is Not A Threat To Your Closet!

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I do a double take whenever I hear the words “Your coming out is threatening the safety of closeted gays” and the addendum “Protesting ‘Anti Same Sex’ bills and homophobic behavior is a threat to closeted gays, please stop the protests”. Really, I mean, really? Recently on a facebook group, an African who identifies as …

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Jun 18 2013

NOT MY AFRICA

This land of corrupt politicians Rubbing bellies of stolen funds Looting without a care Killing with no remorse Stoning gays, jailing Trans This land full of Hate Poverty and Ignorance

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