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LOUD WHISPERS: Speak Up! Speak Out!

LOUD WHISPERS: Speak Up! Speak Out!

All they want is to be heard All they want is for us to listen All they want is to show us their visible and invisible scars All they want is to drive nice cars if they can afford them Wear nice clothes if they can buy them Carry a laptop if they have one […]

In Her 30’s : That’s Why You Cannot Keep A Man

In Her 30’s : That’s Why You Cannot Keep A Man

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

  Last week Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year old Microbiology student at the University of Benin, went to study in an empty church. From reports, it was not her first time of taking advantage of the peace and quiet to study there. She was found raped and murdered hours later in the one place that […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children’- Nelson Mandela.   I was going through my Facebook page last week, and I came across the story of a woman in Ado-Ekiti who was living in dire circumstances. Shortly after, one of my staff members […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Defending The Indefensible

LOUD WHISPERS: Defending The Indefensible

I was having a conversation with a group of male and female middle-aged professionals recently. One of the men in the group said that feminists like me are always quick to jump to the defence of women, even when they are in the wrong. He said that while he is against any kind of sexual […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

Chief Thomas Dejo winced as he got out of bed. The discomfort in his back was nothing new, he had grown accustomed to it. At his age, it was to be expected, but it did not stop him from feeling annoyed all the same. When Tony, his houseboy, came in to ask if he should […]

LOUD WHISPERS: I Know What I Don’t Know

LOUD WHISPERS: I Know What I Don’t Know

I don’t know how to operate on a patient I don’t know how drugs are manufactured I don’t know how to read an X-Ray I don’t know how to program computers I don’t know how to use a sewing machine I don’t know how to grow flowers I don’t know how to climb a tree […]

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

The Nigerian lawmaker have again resisted the inclusion of gender parity in the constitution by voting to oppose it on Tuesday. Similarly, the eighth Senate in 2017 also rejected a bill that sought 35 per cent affirmative action for women as ministers.   The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

Dance and let dance You own your rythm Live and let live Your life is your own Eat and let eat As long as it is your food Sleep and let sleep As long as it is with your eyes Why not Dance and let dance? What quarrel should I have with your legs? Your […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

Valentines Day is here, and in the spirit of the season, here is an old essay I wrote in 2017. I received an email from a young man who claimed I was always championing the cause of women, and he wanted to know, ‘What advice do you have for men? I am getting married soon […]

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