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GENDER EQUALITY: ATTAINABLE OR NOT?

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It is no longer new that all over the world women now have a voice, spreading the message of gender equality. In some cases, it goes beyond equality to women supremacy over men, leading to campaigns against patriarchy. The 21st century woman in major parts of the world wants a fair share of spoils, she does not want to be referred to as below a man or inferior to the masculine gender, she demands equal measure of respect as accorded a man. However, it is important to note that in some parts of the world especially Arabian countries, some parts of Africa, Asia, and even in the Americas, most women do not get the level of respect accorded men, they are still treated as inferior or below men. For the western world with huge influence over other parts of the world, women have seriously pushed for equality in the society, earning them great status in the society. The big question is: can gender equality be attainable? NO. I choose not to use the word possible in place of attainable because…

BLACK RACE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHITE SUPERIORITY

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"When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice, you were there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally imprisoned."- Kanye West (CNN Entertainment, 2018)














The world without doubt is an incredible place, comprised of numerous races, Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanic and other races unmentioned here. However, the world today is a product of history, race relations have witnessed a crazy past that still hunts the present. Colonialism and slavery ended but not without leaving an indelible mark on the globe. The White race is unquestionably responsible for race imbalance globally, the quest of the White man for economic growth and stability did great harm to the world in form of slavery and colonialism, to the Whites it was about building economy not minding the effect on other races especially the Black race that suffered more. There is no doubting the fact that the globe has moved on from her ugly past …

PROSTITUTION: WHORES OR BUSINESS?

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Warning: This write up is not for people under 18, it contains explicit pictures, reader discretion is advised.





















Prostitutes all over the world offer sex services to customers who meet their financial demands. Without doubt, sex is one of the sweetest (if not the sweetest) activity the masculine and feminine genders can do together, though people of same gender now involve in different sexual practices together. However, sex due to its high demand have been commercialized and popularly known as prostitution. Despite almost all religions of the world preaching against premarital sex, prostitution have been a great source of income to professional prostitutes globally. Most people are critical of prostitutes and view them as whores, hoes, or even bitches because of the nature of their trade. The criticism prostitutes face has raised a very big question: who patronizes them? This question stems from the fact that people hardly admit to patronizing prostitutes, people often want to be view…

RAPE AND CHILD ABUSE: CORRECTING SOCIETAL MYTHS AND PERCEPTIONS

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This write up is dedicated to Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbaje (pictured above), a 13-year-old Nigerian girl that died as a result of sex abuse by her 52-year-old uncle and his son for five years. She was diagnosed of Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and other health complications.#JusticeForOchanya#ISupportJusticeForOchanya
‘’O boy you be fuck up, you see opportunity you no use am, you for carry am go house go fuck am, you leave am she waka free, you be mumu, see free fuck wey you miss.’’
The quote above can easily be understood by fellow Nigerians because it is written in Pidgin English popular among Nigerians and some parts of Africa. For my readers around the globe, it can be paraphrased as ‘’Boy, you messed up, you lost an opportunity, you could have taken her home and slept with her, but you let her go free, you are a fool, you just lost an opportunity to free sex.’’
Above were the words of a neighbor during my undergraduate days after narrating a story to him which I will share in this post.…

EDUCATION AS GUARANTEE FOR MONETARY WEALTH: TRUTH OR FALLACY?

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Education without doubt is essential for the growth and progress of any nation on earth, in fact it is the driving force for global civilization. So much value is attached to education that every parent wants it for their kids, parents go extra mile to ensure their children get educated. However, it is imperative to state that the major aim for education is to gain or acquire knowledge.African parents ensure their children are educated for different purposes and it is a pity to note that most African parents work really hard to ensure their offspring get educated so they can become rich or attain monetary wealth after graduating from tertiary institutions, it is only a few that understand the basis for education and are aware of the fact that education is a solid foundation for a bright future in some cases.


Needless to say, education is a great tool but does not guarantee wealth. To attain wealth, you need to do a job with high pay or invest in lucrative businesses, one cannot gain …

AFRICAN JUJU: MISINTERPRETED OR OVERATED?

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Photo credit: Britannica.com                                              

The term ‘’African Juju” often referred as charms or African magic play a dominant role in the African rel belief system. If you were born and raisedin Africa, you are surely aware of the existence of local charms because in churches you hear pastors raise prayer points like “lets pray against witches and wizards fighting our lives and progress,’’ individuals that administer these charms are commonly refered as Native Doctors. In Igbo language, native doctors are called Dibia, in Yoruba Babalawo, and in Hausa Boka. It is vital to note that the practice of evil charms should not be associated with the practice of African Traditional Religion (ATR), a lot of folks when they hear juju jump into hasty conclusions that ATR is  responsible, that is dumb. There are evil men in the churches, mosques, and every religious gathering, this is largely because human minds differ, and we all have our deeply held beliefs.
How …

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN

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Wotzup.ng “She’s fighting me, and I’m like: I’m telling you the truth, I swear to God, stop it. She hits me a couple more times, and it doesn’t go from translation: sit down, I’m trying to tell you the truth. It goes to: now I’m finna be me, and be evil... She tried to kick me... and I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. When I saw it, I was in shock, I was like, fuck, why did I hit her. She spit blood in my face – and it raised me even more ... She grabbed my nuts, and I bit her arm, I look back at that picture and I’m just like: that’s not me. I hate it to this day – that’s going to haunt me forever’’.- Chris Brown on physically assaulting Rihanna (The Guardian, 2017)


Without doubt, the issue of domestic violence has turned out to be a trending topic globally, it could be physical, emotional, mental or psychological. Most couples fail to maintain the love tempo they had prior marriage, some families from day one of matrimony start having problems that could result to do…