I did nothing.
Okay....I did a few essential yet minor things, but aside from that, yesterday was the laziest day I've had for months.
For some reason in the middle of the night however, I ended up researching the sexual exploitation of women and young girls in Sierra Leone.
I read numerous articles which I will share with you in another post
I read about the 'culture and necessity' of transactional sex
Sex for mobile phones, sex for an onion, and of male teachers insisting on sex in exchange for good grades, ( either that or fail)
Girls as young as 14 or younger who should be safe at school.
I will try and find out.
and so it goes on...
IMHO, this renders the recent policy of not allowing visibly pregnant girls to attend school.. a bit of a bad joke
As a woman I recognise how lucky I am that I'm not having to sell sex to get by.
It's nice to genuinely love someone, feel affection and experience sex within that framework.
It's especially nice when you're' body has been allowed time to fully mature
I, and many reading this, have choices that so many women in poorer countries, simply do not have.
.. and if we were in that situation.. I suspect we would have no option but to do the same
These women young girls & children are caught up in a cycle of poverty, and are being let down by those who should really care for them. Often times, thier carers ( mothers) have little choice but to turn a blind eye.
I would also add however that it's not only poverty which is at the root of this issue... but good old fashioned.. patriarchy.
I know that work is being done to combat this, and more power to them
On the gossip side of town ( I rarely gossip .. on paper:) I read that Nigeria's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has dumped his pregnant 'secret' lover because she allegedly leaked news of thier romance.
Firstly.. isn't he a bit old for secrets!?
..Is he alright??.. can you really dump a girl for that? [click]
Well.. I'm sure when 'his arrogancy' has calmed down he'll take her back
It just goes to show.. money can't buy class...
and it seems.. in his case... can't buy Arsenal either!
( I quite liked him yesterday)
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