Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The 5 Best Things About Women Riding Bikes

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1. Having limited space to transport stuff prevents us from lugging too much stuff around and forces us to minimise the excess we would otherwise cart around.

2. It is the best excuse to invest in a brand new leather motorcycle jacket!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Role of Women In Society - Essay By a Man

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According to the ‘traditional division’ of social roles, both men and women have their own ‘duties’ in different fields of human life. In the USA and Europe, this unspoken division had existed until the middle of the twentieth century. Men were supposed to work and provide their family. Women had two major roles. They had to fulfill their household duties and bring up children. Who made this unofficial division of social roles? Where did it start and what is the situation now?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Chimamanda Adichie To Women - Love Is To Give AND To Take, Dare To Take

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Yesterday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had the honor of giving the commencement speech to the class of 2015 at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. A usual, the award winning Nigerian writer spoke on Feminism, the topic closest to her heart. She urged the graduates to try their best to change their world to one more equal for men and for women too, giving men the freedom to be vulnerable, and women the choice to be strong. Read an excerpt from her speech below, and watch the video too...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harriet Tubman Wins Online Vote to Become New Face of $20 Bill

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A campaign to diversify the American currency, by a group called Women on 20s, has concluded their online petition to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The campaign, which quickly went viral last month, offered supporters the opportunity to vote on who they would like to see on a twenty dollar bill.

The first round of voting had people choose from 15 women to four finalists, with Harriet Tubman, Wilma Mankiller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rosa Parks making the cut. In the final round of voting, Harriet Tubman received the highest number of votes — 118,328. Eleanor Roosevelt came in second place with 111,227 votes. Over 300,000 people took part in the votes.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wendy Williams Says Women Lose Out In Marriage & Should Delay Coupling Up Till Their 30s

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50 year old Wendy Williams, controversial talk show host, and former radio DJ has shared her thoughts on woman and marriage in a new interview with Forbes. The outspoken host of her own show on BET, and one of daytime’s most successful syndicated talk shows, The Wendy Williams Show, advised women to use their entire 20s to build a career and get married in their 30s.

Wendy Williams first got married in her 20s to a man she keeps private but it was short-lived before they got a divorce. In 1997 she married Kevin Hunter, who is also her manager, and they have one teenage son together. It seems that with the perspective of her own life and experience, Wendy has some thoughtful and thought-provoking words for younger women:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Taraba Gets First Elected Female Governor In Nigeria!

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Taraba state in northern Nigeria may have just elected the first elected female governor in Nigeria in the person of Senator Jumai Aisha Alhassan of APC! Although the votes have not been officially announced by INEC, she is leading the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku, in Taraba state by a wide margin.

When announced, Alhassan will be the first elected female governor in the history of Nigeria. Though she is by no means the first female governor in Nigeria’s democratic history, she is set to be the first elected female governor ever recorded.

Nigerian and Proud! Marathoner Tee Morgan Is First Nigerian At The North Pole!

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Wow, she did it! Remember Tee Morgan, that 42 year old mom of four who runs marathons? I shared her story back in March Here. Above is Tee, Nigerian and proud at the north pole! She shared the picture on her Facebook page with the caption;

Today I raised the Nigerian flag to become the first Nigerian to ever step foot on the North Pole and to run a marathon. Words fail me to express how am feeling. The weather was -41C. I fought really hard to finish this race. I am grateful to God for helping me.

Continue below for more pictures of her journey to the North Pole!

Friday, April 10, 2015

#HillarysBigAnnouncement - Mean Tweets Follow Hillary's Presidential Candidacy Reports

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What do you think of #HillarysBigAnnouncement and do you think she will win this time? There has been a certainty that Hillary Clinton will run again for president in the 2016 elections but she took her time officially announcing it. Now, CNN is reporting that the former first lady, senator and secretary of state will be publicly opening up on her presidential candidacy this Sunday in the form of a video message.

According to the report, Hillary Clinton will then begin a trip to early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire to start appealing to voters. The news has sent Twitter into a meltdown, both for and against Hillary's chances and the fact that it seems the media has already crowned her the Democratic candidate even though others are throwing their hats in the ring. See tweets below...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men

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Towering roles imposed on women by society, as well as traditionally-defined roles, almost make being male more enviable than being female. Yet, the same woman who works twice as hard as the man is said to have a longer life span. In this edition, we take a look at some reasons women live longer than men.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Instagram Apologizes & Reposts Censored Period Photos After Open Letter

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So how does this story end? Well, Rupi's activism - read open letter to Instagram here - worked and the photo has been posted back by Instagram! More importantly, the young woman has started a conversation that might help a few women out there come out of their prison of silence on their periods. Kudos to her! Read Instagram's apology below...

See Graphic Period Pictures Censored By Instagram + Poster's MUST-READ Open Letter

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Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet studying at the University of Waterloo, Canada, posted an image of her during her period as part of her photo-series project for a visual rhetoric course on Instagram. The photo shows Rupi in bed with a patch of menstrual blood which had stained the same sweatpants she's wearing above, and had also leaked on the bedsheet.

The photo was subsequently taken down by Instagram citing violation of the 'Community Guidelines'. Though not outrightly against any overt photo guidelines on Instagram, I imagine several people who saw the photo were offended and reported to the site to take it down, and they did. However, Rupi decided to re-post the photo and wrote a powerful open letter to accompany. See the photo and read her post below...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Britney Spears Defines Being a 'Bitch' Her Own Way

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Britney Spears has re-defined the word "bitch" on her own terms as a way of owning it when others try to bring a woman down by using the b-word. The child star who has had her rocky moments but bounced back and continued to make waves as a singer and now lingerie designer shared a poem on Instagram, which is titled ‘Bitchology’. You can read it in full below...