Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Road to Yesterday Trailer

Silent Tears Trailer (2015)

The hypocrisy embraced by law enforcers in the name of "sanitizing" the streets who patronize the supposed culprits in kind or cash while they arrest those that don't 'cooperate'. Abuse of power.
The fear of detainment/assault women unaccompanied by men face when they are out at night, whether to hail a cab or meet up friends.
The archaic mentality that only women are/can be prostitutes and every/any woman alone on the street at a time considered "ungodly" is a prostitute and should be arrested/detained/molested without question.
I lived in one of the busy part of Wuse 2 where prostitutes did frequent and many 24hour businesses functioned. I could not comfortably stand on the street to hail a cab from 7pm out of fear that the authorities can show up at anytime and i could be arrested/detained/molested with no opportunity for explanation or to defend myself. We have heard the stories and no one wants to be a victim.

I wrote a post here in 2012 about my experience with the Nigerian Police authorities when we were stopped at a police checkpoint. A guy was driving and we were 2 girls in the car, next thing we were told to drive down with them to their station because we were assumed to be prostitutes!! Furious is an understatement of how i felt as i was very well dressed unlike usual nights i'm out with friends, i wonder what the story would have been if it was.

I applaud this documentary. Definitely long overdue. There must be a better way to "sanitize" the streets of Abuja without preying on the freedom of movement of Women.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Married to a Bearded Man...

The Pros & Cons.

  • You & Hubby get to put up those cool Beard Gang memes and laugh about them

  • Hubby looks as manly as it gets
  • You have something to fiddle with and detangle when you're bored or just chilling with hubby and he enjoys the stoking feeling (*singing 'Pe mi loruko, ko fa mi ni irugbon'-translation-call my name and pull my beard. its a popular yoruba phrase for teasing)
  • You have that inner happy feeling that your unborn child will get good hair genes
  • All the attention he gets from other guys (and gals), asking what secret formula he uses to have such a full 'healthy' beard (lol, i swear this really happens, we get stopped by total strangers for this)
  • Its an icebreaker a.k.a topic of discussion
  • I can share my hair potions with his

  • He is already half dressed and steady looking hot with za beard (trying to look hotter than me eh *side-eye)

  • There is gonna be hair EVERYWHERE!! in different curls and sizes and that equals cleaning 
  • Food easily gets caught in the beard trap and hubby has to be conscious of it whenever he's eating
  • He has to get regular trims and grooming to keep the beard looking great and majestic
  • You gotta help him get out any ingrown hairs with a pair of tweezers, no place for bumps around the awesomeness of this beard (I enjoy doing this though)
  • You don't wanna see hubby with a clean shave.  Baby Face.
  • It's a chic magnet(how is that a con right?? Some even try to stroke/pull it ??!! Well he's mine ladies!eyes/hands off)
  • Sometimes he gets weird looks at security checkpoints (No, he is not a terrorist 'cos he has a beard, Mr. Soldier *rme)
  • We get stares in Church (the eyes try to see through us and detect if we are terrorists or have an ulterior motive)
  • Random men walk up to him asking for beard secret/magic potions, grooming tips, etc. (sometimes we are not in the mood plixx! *rme)
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, hubby and I sure enjoyed it and had a good laugh with the I love the beard regardless of the Cons above though and we are keeping it for now. #TeamBeardGang