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Women and Mental Health

BRIDE PRICE DEHUMANISES & SHORTCHANGES WOMEN

BRIDE PRICE is referred to as lobola in the southern parts of the continent, mahari in East Africa, wine carrying among tribes in West Africa, and owó orí among the tribe I come from (Yoruba).   I remember quite well how my Yoruba teacher gave me my first lessons on marriage customs and traditions in …

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INJUSTICE TOWARDS RAPE VICTIMS

An average number of ten thousand cases of rape occur every day in Nigeria only. While 5% sought help, just 3.8% got help. Most of these rape victims that AREN’T DEAD struggle with depression and other kinds of mental health related problems due to stigmatisation. Why are my emphasis on these numbers, you might want …

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FUCK BRA, FUCK BEAUTY STANDARD, FUCK PATRIARCHY

I hate bras.      And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only woman who always wonders exactly WHY bras are made some sort of necessities in every woman’s wardrobe. I believe no woman would find any need to be wearing bras right now but for patriarchy that’s obsessed with controlling women’s bodies; always telling …

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FUCK ME FOR FOOD ONLY!

Sometimes this year, something similar to this 12k restaurant saga also happened to me. It was the first time and I was calm throughout because luckily, I had backup.   I don’t care if we’re meeting in an open space or whatever. As long as I’m meeting someone with a penis, with anyone who identifies …

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FOR FEMININITY, ANGER IS NECESSARY!

THE SEVEN NECESSARY SINS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS. 1. ANGER: You must be very angry at patriarchy. 2. ATTENTION: Command attention, you deserve it. 3. PROFANITY: You should freely say “fuck.” 4. AMBITION: Take up space and own it. 5. POWER: Aspire to have it. 6. VIOLENCE: Do not hesitate to choose vawulence. 7. LUST: …

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ART THOU MADT?

Humans have a very weird relationship with money and women’s bodies and this is how.   Humans woke up one day, decided to give pieces of papers values and categorized people as “rich” or “poor” based on the amount of these pieces of paper they have. Calling money “pieces of paper” has stripped money of …

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