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Mar 08 2014

Don’t Call Me A MAN, It Is Not A Compliment. Happy International Women’s Day!

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“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” Simone de Beauvoir.  As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the words of Simone de Beauvoir ring loud in my ears. As someone who became fiercely politically active …

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Oct 15 2013

“Batty Man, Lesbians and dem Atheists cause bad weather”: Encountering Sexism, Homophobia and Religious delusion in one move!

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It certainly was not one of those days when I looked forward to dealing with a sexist, homophobic bigot, not that I ever look forward to encountering any of that, but when ‘my dear one’ asked me to help supervise the van removal drivers that were to move her things to a new place, I …

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Oct 07 2013

THEY SAY IT IS CULTURE, I SAY IT IS TORTURE!

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They say it is culture I say it is torture Born a woman, a reason to be oppressed It is culture, a woman must be suppressed I must never be too forward They will only drag me backward As a woman I must learn to be submissive For a man has the power to be …

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Aug 30 2013

50 Shades Of Abuse: Ese Walter, Pastor Fatoyinbo, Coza and God

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The scandal rocking Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has brought to light another shade of abuse that goes on everyday; the constant abuse of authority by influential men who prey on impressionable women. It is sad that once again, a victim of abuse is being blamed for the crime of the abuser. Sexual abuse is …

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Jul 30 2013

Pope won’t judge gays who share something in common with him: The Lord and Expensive Fabrics!

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Well, the man in the stylish cape, silly hat and all that expensive fabrics says he won’t judge gays. How so cute! Pope Francis magnanimously announced that: If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? This news has been heartily welcomed in the LGBT …

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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 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 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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Jun 20 2013

I Am Reaching, Reaching For The Stars

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I am reaching, reaching for the stars Though I bear the brunt of the scars I spread my wings for a flying spree This cage I will break to set me free Although the sky looks scary and vast I will explore with bravery and a blast So long my wings were clipped Now I …

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May 29 2013

Organising Sex Workers Within Mainstream Labour Movement

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The controversy of whether “sex work” can be defined and treated as real work or not is one that evokes a lot of emotion and sentiments. This is not surprising because the answer to this will determine whether or not this area of “Work” deserves to be acknowledged and given as much legal and social …

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May 26 2013

Free Amina Tyler NOW: It is her body, her choice, her right!

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Few months ago, Amina Tyler, a Tunisian woman, posted two photos of herself topless on Facebook. The first image showed Amina with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. The second image has the words “My body belongs to me and is not the source of anyone’s honor” written in Arabic. Since that episode, …

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May 22 2013

Accents and the Tragedy of Self-Hate

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I recently started Video blogging and with it came the barrage of opinionated comments on my looks, appearance and quite interestingly, my accent! I have never been self conscious about my accent.  I started making guest appearances on National TV programs almost two decades ago as a young human rights activist and vocal feminist. I …

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May 21 2013

I AM A WOMAN AND I AM WEEPING!

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I am a woman and I am weeping The tears won’t stop seeping Like a river it keeps flowing At my heart it tugs, nipping My eyes are bleeding My nose keeps running They say I should slow it But all they do is blow it Teardrops just like crystals Not mine alone but all …

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May 12 2013

I am a Single Mother

In our patriarchal and pseudo-conservative societies, single mothers are often victims of moral judgments and societal pressures. We all must learn to respect the choice of the other and not seek to impose our lifestyle choice and doctrines on another, for only then can we truly be free! This delightful poem is for all single …

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