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A friend once shared a story with me. She told me about a girl who got raped in her apartment. However, when the girl made an attempt to give a report at the police station, she was shunned and discouraged by close friends and relatives. “It will dent your image jare.” “People will start treating…

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I picked up my underwear from the brown tiled floor with shaky fingers. It was still intact, with no tears. It was very girly, the sort of underwear that a seven-year-old would wear – It was pink, with one black bow in front and two smaller black bows on both sides. Then, with my underwear…

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Oct 13

Ash Tea

The smallest and most simple of things can evoke memories I thought I forgot. It’s been four years since I came visiting, but now mum is ill, she needs me. Dad passed away a couple of months earlier and I personally feel like she’s just aching to meet him. After leaving her bedside, I meandered…

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I am a habitually non-commenting reader on this platform, and this delectable attitude continued until Sunday, 4th September, 2016 when I read the article Rape Revisited: Is There A  Defence For The Accused? Kindly read the article (in the very unlikely event you haven’t, seeing as it is supremely controversial) before reading mine. It took,…

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Jacob hit her. Again. And again as she tried to get out of the car. It stung – that hot slap. They were coming back from his friend’s house in Bodija. On the way he had thrown her out of the car, knowing she did not have enough cash to get to her house and…

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Rape is a form of sexual assault and a very terrible act. It may happen anyway, no matter the number of prevention steps you take. Rape is when a person(s) has sex with an unwilling person. Sex should always be consensual, that is, it must happen between willing parties. Any sex with a person who…

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“In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.”  – James E.…

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Yes, there’s a but.  There was no ‘but’ before I got pregnant myself and experienced the reality and the mystery of it all.  Before, there was no argument in my mind about it.  I was – and still am – Pro-Life, because of my fundamental belief in God and Christianity.  However, pregnancy gave me some…

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I’m learning that of all the human emotions, ‘love’ might take the prize for ‘most complex’ but ‘self-forgiveness’ is by far the hardest. Many people see me as a romantic Romeo type. I was also a victim of this deception until recently. Please don’t be deceived. I’m a big fraud. I am the worst kind of human…

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First off, rape is a reprehensible criminal act for which there can never be a justification whatsoever, but what really is rape? Too often we refuse to ask as it is sometimes misconstrued as blaming the victim. I’m hoping that by looking at rape from a legal cum social/moral point of view will help us…

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It was on the 15th of October, 2005. I was a very vibrant soul who had a lot of friends and was fun all around. I loved the freedom that university gave me since we were on a 7pm curfew back home.  Surprisingly, I was an obedient child which was why when mom said focus…

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I initially wanted to make this a comment, in response to Fumni O’s article, but it was becoming too long; so I felt an article is in order. First, I would like to thank Fumni O for that beautiful article and I appreciate her response to the rebuttals of the TNC community on her article.…