Monday, 1 July 2019

Weekend WOW Factor: Women Fighting For Thier Rights in Nigeria

* some anyway....

Well done to the men who joined the women to protest against rape in Nigeria
Any country that denies women their dignity and basic human rights cannot develop under such a system.
Lecturers who manipulate female students for sex, or threaten to withhold grades, husbands who cheat on their wives with impunity,
men ( anywhere in the world) who believe it's okay to beat their wives, these things are not of god, and have no place in any culture that wishes the best for its people

Whist the current allegations to hit the headlines concerns a pastor...lets consider the uncles and fathers who abuse their daughter, nieces, and sisters

For too long the women have remained silent, or have simply been silenced
In some cases they have been complicit in their own subjugation

Are Nigerian women finally waking up?

Good for them

There is hope for Nigeria, when the women rise up, and take their rightful place...
..not at the heal of any man, but beside, as partners, as leaders, in whatever role they choose to play, be it wife, mother educator, activist, homemaker

Women have dignity. men should not deny women their human rights with abuse or manipulation
Women have perhaps laid half of a a bed they can no longer tolerate sleeping in.
With silence they have condoned poor behaviour.
but perhaps now, they have arrived at a tipping point.

I hope that after this story fades, young girls who are not famous, but live simply in villages across country, will not be forgotten


Loving the Arsenal shirt Phrankleen...

Monday, 24 June 2019

Interviews with Asari Dokubo

With the many discussions around identity ethnicity and sovereignty, these interviews with Asari Dokubo, are quite interesting..
These interviews are from a few years back, but pertinent nonetheless

[Wiki Info] [edited]

Dokubo-Asari is a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
He was president of the Ijaw Youth Council for a time beginning in 2001 and later founded the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force which would become one of the most prominent armed groups operating in the Niger Delta region. He is a Muslim with populist views and an anti-government stance that have made him a folk hero amongst certain members of the local population.

As part of Yar'adua amnesty incentives to eliminate terrorist activities in the Niger Delta, the federal government awarded massive cash rewards to Asari and other terror leaders of the Niger Delta.

Asari received an annual cash payment of USD$10 million a year from Abuja as part of the federal "pipeline security protection fee"
[Disclaimer - this is not evident in his interviews]

The Ijaws were one of the first of Nigeria's peoples to have contact with Westerners, and were active as go-betweens in the slave trade between visiting Europeans and the peoples of the interior. hmmm

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Windrush Day

Happy Windrush Day!
Spent most of it in the kitchen cooking some delicious food
Took some over to mum, who laughed and asked, 'what the Windrush dinner again?'

I left her enjoying and headed home.

King Boris & The Tory Male

MP Boris Johnson looks set to become our Prime Minister, but there are no guarantees.
Regardless, readings the online news one wouldn't be blamed for thinking it's already a done deal
hardly anyone is talking about Hunt, and it's Boris all the way

.. and that is part of his success

Boris Johnson has the ability to attract attention gather momentum, and captivate the minds of people, even those who claim they don't like him.
Believers and non believers alike

Claims that have resurfaced recently regarding Boris, are the claims that he is racist

and oddly enough each time I've heard such comments , they have been made by a white English person.
It baffles me....
How is it that so many people are able to see the racist in Boris, yet can't spot the racist next door?

It's a shame when people reduce racism down to a silly remark here or there, thereby exposing they haven't fully grasped or accepted the true nature of racism.
Modern racism, at its most powerful, looks and sounds almost reasonable, friendly, courteous on the surface
The deep rooted idea however, that some still feel entitled, due to little more than the colour or complexion of their skin , which agitates, and normalises many life and every day privileges, distorts all that may look normal on the surface, and leaves carnage in its wake.
Despite the psychological effects of the abuse served to others on that 'reasonable plate', the economic impact is perhaps most telling

I don't think Boris Johnson is a racist
Would it matter if I did?
at least he's certainly no more of a racist than your everyday man who believes he's not

I believe Boris Johnson has little time for anything that doesn't involve him , interest him or advance his career

A careerist - yes
A narcissist? - who knows
but racist?

hmmm.. nah - too easy

Sticking with Tory MPs for a minute

Mark Field was caught on camera grabbing a female climate change protestor by the neck, and frogmarching her out of a 'very important dinner'
Now, when I initially saw the clip, It looked like a terrible case of domestic violence, only to realise the woman was not known to Mark Field at all

The ease at which he appeared to manhandle the woman, suggested it was not his 'first time'
perhaps it was simply a case of adrenaline..

...but if he can handle a woman like that in public...

lets spare a moment of prayer..... for his wife

On the matters of wives

here he is, kissing another mans wife - in public

That man - is Jeremy Hunt


Gotta love em :)

Happy Saturday x

Adekunle Gold - Kelegbe Megbe