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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Stop killing the zeal of the girl child

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Some years ago, I was with a group of friends, all girls. This well meaning woman came into our midst, and in an attempt to reign “blessings” on us, she said “I see wives...

#ThrowbackThursday to when Chimamanda Adichie urged us all to be feminists at TEDxEuston

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Chimamanda Adichie - We Should All Be Feminists: you may have been present and remember the electricity in the TEDxEuston room as the final speaker took the stage in December 2012. Today, we'd like...

A Subverted Self-worth & Societal Expectations: Woman, thou art loosed!

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Sometime towards the end of last year, a video showing a Nigerian lady turning down her boyfriend's public marriage proposal at a mall went viral online. There was a lot of backlash, and even her...

It is all discrimination

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Sometime earlier this year, I got chatting with a young Nigerian man who works at my former place of work. We used to talk during our break times, and after work. Talks led to...

Born a Feminist

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Permit me a bit of narcissism. At a point in my life, I had to choose between Christianity and feminism. In order to remain true to myself, I chose the latter. A decision I've never...

Chimamanda writes an epistle in response to criticisms from her Hilary moment

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Hilary requested to speak with Chimamanda personally, awesome! She got that audience, but then during the interview, Chimamanda asked a personal question about Hilary’s Twitter bio (Wife) which was really no one's concern. The question...

Don’t despise a woman because of her gender

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But, do You know that most Nigerian Men don't feel cool around Women with superior intelligence and income? My Male friend and colleague asked me how I would feel if my Woman earns more than...

#InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild: how we can help her survive this unfair world

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#InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild: I have always had this idea that girls are endangered, even by the very forces of nature. It may sound ridiculous to say girls need to be educated for humanity to survive, but...

What I will teach my daughters

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I want to have daughters- biological and adopted. I want to watch them grow and instruct them myself. I want to tell them the truth. The basic truth that we have refused to tell women....

Dear God give me daughters with sense

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At 18, I was having sleepless nights over important things like whether to study Diagnostic Radiography, Mechanical Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering. I was also contemplating whether to settle for University of Hertfordshire or University...