those days are a tapestry of thoughts. they came and went in different colours like shades of blood coming monthly – the last you saw marked the day you died. now you live in nostalgia of rebirth… 7-signs-that-menstrual-pain-can-be-endometriosis-africanrubiz But remember, that depression is hemlock served in silver cup, & suicide is the best step never taken… We’re all alive because we die daily, die again in nibbling thoughts & live in better realities…"Our Days Are Numbered"
FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS When modernism gave way to postmodernism, it was to allow for a free reign of expression and a heterogenous perception of issues; what Frederic James describes as “the restructure of certain elements of modernist traditions”. It has been argued by other scholars that postmodernism is a contradictory phenomenon, which , according to Hutcheon, ‘uses and abuses, installs and then subverts the very concepts it challenges’, either…"Class Note for LIT. 418: FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS"
ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. Hurston was the fifth of eight children, and while she was still a toddler, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town in the United States, where John Hurston served several terms as mayor. In…"LIT. 203: ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD"
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to this platform, and more importantly, to this segment where we focus on academic issues. True, our major concerns are with issue of gender; but as you would recall, the main thrust of the website is the promotion of everything related to the female gender. Therefore, our progress towards the academics is in the right direction; our interest here will be in several areas. We shall review…"SIMPLIFYING THE ACADEMICS"
Please, don’t be quick to label me as a fanatic of the cause of the female struggle; it may not be totally my fault. Actually, the truth is that the pressure on the female gender seems to be so much, that some wonder sometimes that life is too much unfair to the gender. Let’s look at it this way; whatever the trouble in the world, the effect is heavier on the women than on…"Another Look At Women"
This is where the real focus of discourse is; let us, as women, take a critical look at ourselves and see if, one way or the other, we are not culpable. Years back, while I was doing a research on women issues in Africa and the effect of feminism, I came across a write-up which disparaged Western women as not being sincere in their efforts at fighting the women cause, since the women cause they…"LIVES ON THE FRINGES 2"
(This was written about two years ago, and still very relevant today. Enjoy.) Recently, in the course of my search for some of the materials for this website, I met a researcher, a university teacher, who works in the area of ‘Migrants’ and we had a very interesting discussion. It turns out that some of the issues that are of interest to us and which we are sourcing for materials for, he has done…"LIVES ON THE FRINGES 1"
Well, there may be a long way to having anything close to this, a ranking for women? May be, even almost impossible; unless, ranking in terms of level of oppression! However, let’s assume there is such an exercise, who will lead? No, wait, let’s start with what will be the requirements? And, who will set the standard for assessment? Men? Women? Now, what will be the basis for such ‘assessment’? Elite women or regular women?…"ARE MEN AFRAID OF WOMEN RANKING?"
I am not sure why I developed the interest in writing on this issue; for one thing, I am a very passionate supporter of everything that relate to women and girls. Secondly, the development of the female gender in any way remains the focus of my activity in any form. Therefore, anything that would promote the female gender will have my unflinching support, always. However, the news of the nomination of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old…"MALALA and the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE"
There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective became abundantly clear. At an executive committee meeting of the bank where she worked, colleagues were discussing the company funding of employees’ medical treatments. “They were willing to pay for prostate treatment but had automatically ruled out antenatal care or fibroid treatment. So I said: ‘You may not get fibroids, but I don’t suffer from prostate trouble.’”…"Are actions targeted at improving the African woman paying off ?"