Tag: woman

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Why don’t men take no for an answer? Its almost as though a woman relinquishes all her personal rights in the presence of a man whom she considers a friend or a potential lover.

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Temi sighed as she looked up from the pages she was reading, then left a bookmark inbetween to preserve the place, swearing under her breath. Twenty minutes of cramming and revising was hardly enough to absorb any knowledge, and all she wanted was to bury herself in her pile of assignments. Was that too much…

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I am going to start this article with a bold claim: being born a woman in Nigeria is a grave crime; therefore, every Nigerian woman is considered and treated like a criminal. The first crime the Nigerian woman commits is to be born in the first place and society never lets her forget that. As…

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Mary Adebayo was still on the floor of the sitting room when the paramedics and policemen arrived her apartment. She had obviously not moved from that position since she called the emergency unit about her husband’s heart attack. Yemi Adebayo, was in her arms; and they were both stark naked. She looked like she had seen…

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I’d been doing a bit of side reading when I stumbled on something about men cheating because they were not taught to be faithful while they were growing up. Personally, I really can not say it’s the man’s fault for being (or not being) taught to be faithful when In a relationship/marriage/LTR etc. It’s weird…

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I read a funny but real life situation story on a blog and it got me thinking about a similar issue of menstruation. Most men choose to believe or rather act like they don’t know girls menstruate monthly amongst other natural biological processes that go on with a normal female and even worse some girls…

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The bride price system was created to weigh the economic power of the intending groom. Was he capable of providing for his new family? Could he produce and protect? Does he have the ability to start off new civilizations that would better society from that structural and functional unit called the family? So depending on the societal demands of…

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If I was a girl, I would sit around defenceless and allow you treat me with utter disdain. I will let you get into my head so much that everything I do will become a reflection of you. I will look to you for approval before doing anything. If I was a girl, I will…

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Every woman in Nigeria has at one point in her life; maybe some more often than others, received the sex advice which sounds more like warning most times. We’re told from an early age to preserve our virginity so that our husbands would value us, we’re advised not to have sex on the first date…

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Women should be able to express themselves in any way, shape or form they please. Society has placed us on a pedestal of enormous expectations burdened with the weight of acceptance inscribed in its constant evaluation of a woman’s beauty. One platform for debate regarding the female posture and form is the ideological conversations surrounding…

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I think the most important gift we have been given, is the entity we embody – we are females. Nurturing creatures eager to offer a voice of comfort, a hand of strength, a sanctuary to silence defeat – we carry strength in compassion, we share tears in empathy, we offer words filled with wisdom. One…

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As a 9 year-old in primary school, I had only one pressing desire – to do the common entrance examination, skip primary 6 and enter into secondary school. It wasn’t that I hated primary school or anything like that. Perhaps, it had a little to do with the fact that I had become severely bored…