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Secret Confessions: I’m Afraid to Get Married!

Secret Confessions: I’m Afraid to Get Married!

| November 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

It used to be that men were the ones who feared losing their independence to marriage. Today, a rising number of women are beginning to experience this fear as well. Blame it on women having more freedom and control over their own lives, but this fear is real as I found out in the many […]

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What African Men Want

What African Men Want

| October 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

A quick internet search of what men want from women reveals a combination of ideas, opinions and wishes from men of all races – except of course African men. Maybe it’s because no one ever bothered to ask them. Or maybe it’s because they have been lumped in with all other black men by those […]

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Do Feminists Make Bad Relationship Partners?

Do Feminists Make Bad Relationship Partners?

| September 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

A few days ago I was catching up with an old school classmate of mine from several years ago, over the phone, when the issue of my feminism came up (we’ve been in touch via Facebook, and he reads my articles for which I’m grateful). We were talking about my current relationship status when he asked […]

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Define Your Relationship Before You Get Serious

Define Your Relationship Before You Get Serious

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

When did this Become Part of our Culture? I decided to tackle the above issue this month because it is one that has (and continues to) plagued Ghanaian women in the Diaspora whether we are aware of it or not. In conversations with girlfriends, readers and acquaintances, it seems that along with our acquired cultural […]

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The Abortion Debate: Where Do You Stand?

The Abortion Debate: Where Do You Stand?

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abortion is an issue that strikes a nerve for many, whether you are for or against it. Some have argued that abortion is a woman’s right to choose and is fundamental to her health. Others have argued that abortion should be criminalized as murder and that a fetus has the right to life. Others also […]

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The Rape Series – Part Three

The Rape Series – Part Three

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

For the last two parts of this series, we have examined the issue of rape at different stages: our response to the issue of rape, our response to victims of rape, our views of victims and perpetrators of rape. We also examined how our views of gender and sexuality play into our views and opinions […]

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The Rape Series – Part Two

The Rape Series – Part Two

| February 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

We continue our Rape Series by delving into how our ideas about women, men and sexuality plays a role in our responses to rape, and what we even judge to be rape. How do culture and religion play a role in our attitudes towards rape? When Kojo was a young boy, he was taught the […]

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The Rape Series – Part One

The Rape Series – Part One

| February 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

As stated earlier, this feature will detail the results of the survey, analyze those results, and seek to begin a discussion on some of the answers we received. Why did respondents give the answers they gave? How valid are their responses? What factors played into their opinions? According to the survey responses received, 100% of […]

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The Rape Series – Introduction

The Rape Series – Introduction

| February 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Let’s Talk Candidly About Rape “It never occurred to me that the sexual violation of my body would not come with a pounded fist or a knife to my throat or a gun to my head. It never occurred to me that the violation of my body would come from a man with whom I […]

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