MANSPLAINNING New word huh? Probably isn’t if you have been following the conversation on feminism. But if you have not, remember that saying about the story glorifying the hunter so long as the lion is not the one saying it? Good! Bring it down a knot and split the word into two: man... Continue Reading →
Its not the word, its the mindset In the run up to the 2016 elections, Salena Zito in article for the Atlantic made an important observation that could qualify as the first rule in the rule book of Trump interpretation. Salena observed that the media took Trump literally but not seriously while his supporters took... Continue Reading →
Let me tell you something, Manasseh is a stupid sanctimonious jackass misogynist. And please my sister out there, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: DON'T LET SHAME CONTROL YOUR LIFE. People like Manasseh are conditioning you to live by shame. It is a great trick applied in the name of love to mask the power moves they are making. Don't fall for the nefarious "I'm doing this because you're precious" trick. It is the oldest and most effective trick in the book. Put them up on a pedestal and keep them locked up in that pedestal while saying boys will be boys. And, my sister, you are not a flower or butterfly. All bull crap about your body time limits is nonsense. I have seen 50-year-old women who have sexually attracted me more than a lot of 19 or 20 year olds. Life is all about finding the right person and living your life with the most happiness and adventure you can find. Don't let the fear men like Manasseh have put on you with the threat that they'd stop loving your body after a while rule your life.
The Nigerian state is a unique one. Ours is a country with a diverse coterie of people all suspicious of each other, all socialized to hateful notions about the others, all divided to the benefit of our leaders. I have always said that Nigeria is a country full of smart individuals, but we are ultimately... Continue Reading →
It is a year into the launch of your NGO. You have dedicated so much time and energy towards building it from the ground up. Your NGO’s cause is no ordinary undertaking. It is not one of the many hurriedly put together groups that just wants to do some good for the feel of it.... Continue Reading →
The National Science and Math Quiz (NSMQ) has morphed into one of the biggest annual events in the country, rivaling some of the most prominent entertainment shows in terms of audience participation. On Twitter and Facebook, alumni of the various participating schools took a keen interest in how well their schools were faring against others.... Continue Reading →
One of the most constant things in life is change. It happens in several ways. Physiologically, we change every day. Our body goes through several growth processes that manifests in either apparent or innate ways. Change also happens in the environment we live. From the little things like the shrubs in front of your... Continue Reading →
In late 2008, an overwhelming majority of people across the African continent joined Americans in celebrating the electoral victory of America. It was a milestone. The first black president of the mightiest nation in the world. Most people felt this was monumental and black people on the continent of Africa were not left out... Continue Reading →