Tag: Women

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I was sitting in the house the other day thinking of a good friend of mine who sent her husband to the market to buy a cabbage on a Saturday afternoon. The thing that made me laugh was that the husband left and came back the next morning with the cabbage. You might wonder what…

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This is not a defensive piece. It’s not an attempt at milking the “not ALL men are scum” card. It’s definitely not a response to S’ article. What it is, however, is a chance to speak, alongside the voices of all the ‘unscummy’ men out there who cannot declare that they are immune to the…

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I was going through my TNC dashboard one early morning when I saw one of those banner ads at the top of the screen. It read ‘Find a foreign husband’. L’aaaro kutu kutu!  It’s not the first time I’ve seen a banner ad claiming to foster relationships, or talking about a dating site on this…

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  Did you retweet the video clip of the Ms Anambra saga? What about the Slut-Shaming [email protected] Facebook? If you did, then you just took part in revenge porn, mob action and an unhealthy dose of slut-shaming. It’s that simple. Simply put, slut-shaming is the idea of shaming and/or attacking a woman or a girl for being sexual,…

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This piece actually applies to ALL girls. You, you, you, and you. Oh, I didn’t forget you too! I know how you feel looking in the mirror, poking the little hairs on your tummy, the weird lumps of fat on your thighs, the stretchmarks on your hips. You look at yourself and you think, “This…

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Ever heard of Slut-Shaming? Yes? No? It is such a common behaviour pattern in Nigeria but we are yet to grasp the seriousness of this act and its impact on the mental health and well-being of the women concerned. Melania Trump, has steered up a hornet’s nest of vipers and pytons with racy pictures that have surfaced online,…

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I had a long conversation with a younger friend recently about this topic. She has been involved with a guy who is my age mate for six months now and she feels like she has no direction where they are headed. So, she asks me, “Amyn, what do you think, are we boyfriend and girlfriend?”…

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DISCLAIMER: If you don’t own a vagina, this article might be useless to you, but a wise man would read on and pass it to a female in his life to help. Reaching an orgasm can be difficult, climaxing is a natural thing when you’re making love or, you know, taking care of business yourself…

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It is not every Friday after an extremely busy week that I decide to remain on the island till late at night. I was with a long lost friend and such a relief it was to see her again. After the exchange of pleasantries; we sat down to chat properly and we began to talk…

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I eat healthy, I feel healthy and I do my check-ups like any other person who loves herself. The doctor told me to watch my weight so yes I am watching it. My hips and boobs are God given and I know you envy me. My beauty flows to the outside, God decided to share…

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Hey Munchkin, Yeah, I know you probably roll your eyes at that but since I read it somewhere I’ve always wanted to call someone dear to me that and the mantle fell on you. I promise you this letter is serious. I will leave the jokes aside. You’re a teenager now and I’d like to apprise you…

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“Personal Branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands. While previous self-help management techniques were about self-improvement, the personal-branding concept suggests instead that success comes from self-packaging.” No one wants to go inside a shop to buy a no-name brand unless its mid-month. No-name brands are cheaper than the original,…

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It was a cell meeting purportedly designed to build spiritual character and moral discipline. I, like the vast majority in the room, didn’t want to be there. Every cell had a ‘leader’ whose job was to imbue his/her listeners with divinely inspired teachings. After yet another forty-five minute session, the leader took time out to…