Category: Non-binary Blog

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Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

Call me by my name | There’s violence in the culture of nicknaming disabled people

Like everyone else, he was christened with a name of his parent’s choosing, a name that will later come to ...

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Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

Threat of murder, everyday misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

Nigeria’s small but richly vibrant corner of Twitter is not the place anyone will go to for nuanced conversation about ...

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Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

The #SilhoutteChallenge gives us an opportunity to interrogate our gender bias

So much has been written about the inherent bias with which we judge the actions of people based solely on ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 29, 2021

When online oversharing crosses the line, here’s what we owe each other

How does one begin to process the monumental loss of a parent? If you have ever spoken to anyone who ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 27, 2021

Despite police reforms, romance between the Nigeria Police Force and gender discrimination continues

The latest victim of gender-based discrimination in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is Corporal Olajide Omolola and she may not ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 27, 2021

Female privilege is a misnomer for sexism. Here’s some evidence

Time and again when women speak of the discrimination they face at work, home, the work place and in everyday ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 26, 2021

Nigeria’s selective aversion to gay aesthetics hurts only the poor

Painted nails. Vibrant lipstick. A head full of richly coloured hair. These are features the average Nigerian won’t look twice ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 25, 2021

SOS: Nigeria’s legal system is still behind in protecting victims of sexual assault

In July 2012, news media widely reported the death by sexual molestation of wealthy businessman, Uroko Onoja. He is reported ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 25, 2021

Corrective rape, the price of misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigerians last week

With its avowed conservatism and self-proclaimed devotion to traditional values, Nigeria’s public discussion landscape is seeing an increase in conversations ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 22, 2021

‘I am Gay AF:’ More than anything else, Nigerian parents should be bothered about the shame of terrible parenting

“Yes I am Gay AF 🌈🌈” That’s the caption under a topless image posted by Bolu Okupe on his Instagram ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

3 Nigerian men open up about feeling unlovable when they are broke

The designation of men as ‘providers’ is as old as human civilisation, and while the cost of this on men’s ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

Visa denial: Where justice reigns, homophobia must have consequences

What happens when a homophobic Nigerian gets denied a visa to an inclusive developed nation for their harmful view on ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 19, 2021

How Nigeria’s ‘special needs’ population continue to live a life of unrealised aspirations

In a recent interview with host of #WithChude and founder of human flourishing company, Joy, Inc. Chude Jideonwo, popular Nigerian ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

The Hijab-wearing woman’s experience that could help us better understand one another

Nigeria’s cultural landscape is still taking shape, we are caught in the thick of this process daily in the conversations ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

Public evangelism may be doing more harm to religion than good

If you have used public transport for any sizeable amount of time in Lagos then ‘the tale of the evangelising ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

The tussle between some Christians and the LGBT+ for the right to the rainbow is a needless distraction

A conversation about the claim of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, trans and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) community to the ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

3 Men share why they chose silence after they got sexually assaulted

Victims of sexual assault have a hard time coming forward, whether they are male, female or non-binary. The reason for ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

“We have a cultural problem” – Diversity Prize Finalist, Solomon Ayodele bemoans toxic masculinity

Few drives are as noble as ones that compel us to make life better for the largest majority of people. ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 14, 2021

What we learnt from the touching experience of 3 Nigerian men suffering from mental illness

A frantic search for Digital Strategist, Ayodele Bandele – known simply as Dele, which lasted barely a day has turned ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 13, 2021

Why Toke Makinwa is a poster girl for feminism of a different sort

Toke Makinwa is no stranger to controversy – many might even argue her brand is built mostly on that, and ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

Here’s why more men channelling their energy rightly will benefit boys

“If it was a girl that was raped now, feminists will be all over this trend,” is a phrase anyone ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

You can hate LGBT without inciting violence on the community

Few human groups are as talked about, dissected, vilified and dismissed nowadays as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 11, 2021

Pope Francis updates Cannon to allow women to be formally installed as Lectors and Acolytes

An edict issued and personally signed by Pope Francis will finally see women, ‘recognized for the service already carried out ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 7, 2021

Meet Oluwatobiloba Ajayi; one of the powerful voices among Nigeria’s 25 million-special needs population

There are a number of voices speaking for the rights of the Nigerian people, few of those remember to speak ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 6, 2021

Where the gays gather and it is holy

For Ace (not real name) Christmas was never the joy-filled celebration his siblings swear to the heavens it has always ...

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Ado AminuDecember 17, 2020

Netflix has stirred the pot again by hailing Satan and there is a lesson for Christians

Every so often, conservative Christians will publicly ponder boycotting one global brand or another. Today it is streaming giant Netflix ...

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Ado AminuDecember 11, 2020

Women need room to be fully human

Women are forced to live by a never-ending list of deadlines that when carefully scrutinised, what one sees are only ...

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Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

Davido’s public grief could start a revolution of men expressing their feelings

Popular singer, David Adeleke, known by his stage name ‘Davido’ has come out to say,  “I’m tired of being strong, ...

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Ado AminuDecember 8, 2020

The act is up, Nigeria is not the haven of religious freedom it wants the world to believe it is

Nigeria for all intents and purposes should be a country where the freedom of religion is protected. Besides, the right ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 7, 2020

Gender bias or queer issues? | Temmie Ovwasa’s experience at YBNL suggests the industry has a long way to go on inclusion

The recent boom in the number of female music stars seemed to have quelled some growing agitations on female marginalisation. ...

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