Category: Counter Culture Blog

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EditorJune 30, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Tanzania’s President Magufuli proves when it comes to reproductive rights Africa really is a country

“As long as I am president … no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school … After getting ...

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EditorJune 29, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] #HeterosexualPrideDay and the continued obliviousness of straight people

A few days ago LGBT people all over the world gathered together to celebrate Pride, an annual event that is ...

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EditorJune 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] You’re never too young to protest restrictive gender norms, just ask these British school boys

Sometimes it’s the most inane things that lead to the important conversations about gender and sexuality. This is what an ...

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EditorJune 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Weaves are helping bald men find and regain their sex appeal and smash gender barriers

One of the things that misogyny and patriarchal societies have denied men since time immemorial is the opportunity and platform ...

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EditorJune 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Donald Trump gives AIDS relief to Nigeria with one hand and takes aid from Africa with the other

With Donald Trump, you simply never know what to expect. We announced here a couple of days, that the United ...

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EditorJune 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is going to perform simulated sex scenes in her new film, and believe it or not, that’s groundbreaking

Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, one-time Time 100 person of the year and Nigerian mega superstar is returning to the big screens ...

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EditorJune 22, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Out Ghanaian philosopher Kwame Appiah believes Ghanaians care too much about sex to be homophobic

This is not something you see every day. While there really isn’t any public stand on homosexuality in Ghana, we’re ...

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EditorJune 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] A new TV rating that focuses on gender representation is coming and we’re here for it

Recently we talked about Nigerian parents trying to censor recommended academic literature because they were convinced it fostered rape culture ...

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EditorJune 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Misogyny is one of the corner stones of Christianity in West Africa, we must never forget this

Recently Quartz Africa published this opinion piece on the damage that Pentecostal churches in Nigeria and Ghana continues to wreak ...

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EditorJune 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Nigerian parents’ fear of sex education has pushed them to launch this ignorant petition

So last week, the Parents Teacher Association of The Crescent School in Victoria Island Lagos, launched a petition to the ...

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EditorJune 18, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Spread the word, BimInspire is offering free counselling for victims of sexual abuse and Domestic Violence this month

SURVIVE: A private counselling and therapy session organised by BimsInspire Foundation for victims of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence. The ...

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EditorJune 18, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Things are increasingly complicated for LGBT people looking to become parents

Science and changing societal expectations means that more LGBT people are coming out of the closet and pursuing what would ...

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EditorJune 18, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] A Nasty Boy is exploring queerness and gender norms through fashion

For an industry that has profited greatly off queerness and queer people, the Nigerian fashion industry has largely been incredibly ...

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EditorJune 17, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Bill Cosby’s mistrial proves we need to separate our artists from their work

Bill Cosby, better known to you as Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby Show has literally inspired two generations of black ...

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EditorJune 17, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Who would have thought? Trump just signed a new HIV/AIDS deal with Nigeria

We have been quite alarmist about Donald Trump on the Sexuality Blog. We have have had good reason to be, ...

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EditorJune 16, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Mikael Owunna is creating a visual collage of Queer Africans across the world

For many Queer Africans, the dream is to be able to relocate to a first world country where the rights ...

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EditorJune 15, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: The Chibok Girls are just the tip of a much larger problem of fundamentalist fueled sex slavery

A little over a month ago, the entire country was thrown into surprise celebration when 82 of the 238 girls ...

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EditorJune 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Are we ever going to talk about the long term effects of the Edo-Italy sex trade?

Conversations around sex work and human trafficking in Nigeria cannot be had without referencing the 30-year tragedy that is Edo ...

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EditorJune 12, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Amber Rose isn’t here to raise your children, and you have no say in how she raises hers

Amber Rose is yet again in the news. For the same reason, she is often in the news, she dares ...

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EditorJune 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: For women in abusive relationships, access to contraception could cost you your life

When we wrote about the illegal practice of stealthing that is currently gaining popularity in homosexual and heterosexual relationships, little did ...

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EditorJune 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Quickcare will make healthcare that much easier for LGBTI people in Nigeria

Accessing quick affordable healthcare, especially for LGBTI related issues is easily the biggest problem sexual minorities in Nigeria face after ...

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EditorJune 9, 2017

Here’s a small reminder, “men are scum” didn’t start today

If you go on the internet you’ll find that the phrase “Men are Scum” which caught steam in 2015 and ...

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EditorJune 6, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Ireland might be getting a gay prime minister, but that’s only half the story

Europe is finally embracing sexual minorities and not just in a superficial way that stops short of them acknowledging that ...

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EditorJune 6, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Free Self Defense classes for women and children for five years? Sign me up

On Friday via Twitter, the Executive Director of the Nigerian non-profit, Stand To End Rape announced that it had signed ...

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EditorJune 5, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Is it homophobia if my religion doesn’t permit me to support gay marriage? – a rejoinder

So there was this article on TheNakedConvos (which after that disastrous episode with the adaptation of their web series Our ...

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EditorJune 2, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Yul Edochie, Skuki, Leslie Okoye; all of you, please stop talking

Nigerian celebrities seem determined to expose just how back, unintelligent and misogynist they truly are this month. So much so, ...

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EditorJune 1, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Child marriage is not a ‘Muslim’ problem, Nigerians, it is all our problem

Nigeria was in the news in 2015 thanks to the revival of the hashtag #ChildNotBride in revolt to the new ...

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EditorMay 31, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Is Charly Boy a Nigerian Queer icon or is he just profiting off the otherness of queer people?

Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy is known just as much for his music as he is for his ...

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EditorMay 28, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Older Nigerian women are finally speaking up on sexual abuse

Nigeria has a code of silence. Heavily influenced by Nigeria’s strong familial society, we are encouraged from a very young ...

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EditorMay 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Here’s something we never thought we’d see in our lifetimes

At the ongoing 2017 NATO summit, spouses of the coalition’s leaders assembled for events organised in their honour. But this ...

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