Social Issues

The purpose of Social Issues is to address societal problems, like racism, abuse, and corruption while bringing sustainable solutions to these issues through open dialogue.

September 30, 2019

The advent of social platforms on the internet is undoubtedly one of the 21st century’s major technological breakthroughs. It’s incredible how these networks connect people all over the world. We can see our friends and loved ones who are miles away via video calls. We can conduct business transactions without even having face-to-face meetings.

July 9, 2019

Lately, social media has been boiling with the trending news about a well-known pastor—Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria, being accused of rape by a woman (Busola Dakolo), who alleged the rape happened years ago while she was still a teenager. Social media was divided with people supporting the man of God, while others showing their solidarity to the victim, with all of them culminating their s...

June 18, 2019

Yes you, I am talking to you. You who are scared of putting on certain outfits because you think it will expose what I like to call “flaws and insecurities” to the world. You who are called continuously fat, even by those you love, because you don’t have the ideal body of what is acceptable to be beautiful or physically fit.

April 12, 2019

Racism has been a hot topic for the past few years, which was reignited as United States President, Donald Trump was elected into office. Minorities feared what the US would become, as their president is infamously known for dealing with illegal immigrants. Racism is also an issue that dates back to when the United States was founded.

March 12, 2019

With the rise of the MeToo movement, women and men alike have come out with stories of sexual abuse against their perpetrators. Their stories usually absent of violence reveals how the accused groomed them into doing things that they didn’t want to do. Some have accused Bill Cosby of using drugs, to knock them out first, before having sex with them, and others have accused the likes of Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and R.Kell...

January 11, 2019

Today is human trafficking awareness day, and we need to know what this subject is about and how we can protect people in society from being trafficked. One lady, who has recently made headlines this week, is Cynthoia Brown, who was granted clemency by the Tennessee State Government, after she had served almost 15 years from her life sentence in prison, for murdering her pimp (she claims he bought her for sex) when she was 16...

October 17, 2018

Research shows that one in three teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, and girls are more likely to be victims than boys. Girls are also an easy target for sexual predators. These adults pose as young boys online and lure the girls into obscene things. As an adult, if someone is mean or says something nasty to me, I am in my feelings for some time, and then I am able to brush it off and move on. And also I have the mental...

October 10, 2018

October is breast cancer awareness month, and a lot of light is being shed on this disease that has affected so many women, either directly or indirectly. The purpose of bringing awareness on breast cancer is for women to get used to checking themselves, to make sure that no changes have occurred with their breasts. And if there are any changes, early detection is key to a successful treatment of the disease.

October 2, 2018

I had never actually felt sexual harassment yes even in Nigeria until I was serving my country under the NYSC program. My boss at my primary place of assignment was someone I already knew beforehand for years, and he was known as a bit of a womanizer. He had worked with my mum while I was still in high school, so I was familiar with him, when my posting letter landed me at his office

October 2, 2018

I have always heard about women being mistreated because of their gender. Some African men say things like “I am not going to deal with you, call your husband." I never came to terms with that kind of thinking in 2018, that a man, an African man, wouldn’t want to liaise with a woman, simply because she is just that, a woman

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