Year: 2021

Gendered Messages in Fairy Tales

Fairytales contribute to the perpetuation of gender inequality. These stories educate youngsters to perceive the world through a distorted lens by promoting hazardous preconceptions. Have you ever noticed how many fairytales sound the same? Mistreatment, helplessness, or abandonment of a young, beautiful, naive girl. She is confronted with numerous obstacles that she cannot overcome on […]

Take The Lead: Women in Technology and Engineering! – Adeyinka Adebakin

Adeyinka Adebakin, is currently a Master’s student at Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she majors in Software Engineering. Alongside her studies, she works with SAP, a multinational software company in Germany. Adeyinka has a passion for Information technology management and supporting different startups in the software industry.

Gendered messages in Advertising

stereotypes shape our perceptions of things, and as such, should we continue to project non-progressive realities because certain things are our realities and are influenced by stereotypes? If stereotypes must be unlearned and redefined, I believe stereotypes must evolve, and the media must portray these issues in a new light.

Alexia Putellas is the Ballon d’or winner 2021!

Unlike that of the male version shrouded in a lot of controversy and creation of a new award category, the news of Alexia Putellas’ Ballon d’Or victory won’t have come as a surprise to those who follow women’s football closely. The Catalonia-born midfielder has had a wonderful year and remains the epicentre of a star-studded […]

International Men’s Day 2021

International Men’s Day is observed today. It’s a day that honors men’s accomplishments while also attempting to identify methods to improve men’s mental, physical, and social well-being. Gender equality is one of the pillars of the international men’s day celebration. Gender equality, according to the United Nations, can only be accomplished if both genders work […]

Gendered Mindset On Prayer

Yoruba people have a popular saying that “adura iya lo n gba lori omo” (mothers’ prayers are valid in the lives of their children). This saying is problematic because many people do not believe that their fathers’ prayers are valid over their lives. They just have their mother’s prayers to rely on. This is applied […]

When Acts of Service Are Gendered

A post about a couple that went for an event trended on Twitter some time ago because the woman served herself but didn’t serve her husband. People said different things. Many people blamed the wife for eating without making sure her husband had food to eat. They saw her as irresponsible, uncaring and some might […]

International Day of the Girl Child 2021 Program

I started this in 2017 as a young girl who was not quite clear about this path but just took that step and was winging it all along. This is the 5th Edition of the event to mark International Day of the Girl Child I will be organizing. I have never been physically present for […]

International Day of the Girl Child 2021 -Words on Marble – Letter to A Young Girl

It is another edition of the International Day of the girl and this year’s theme is step outside the gender box: Learning free from stereotypes. Today, we’re focusing on a core aspect of our future that has been affecting our growth and development for decades. That is how we learn. As a girl, you have […]

Message to Girls to mark International Day of the Girl Child 2021

Today is the #InternationalDayoftheGirl2021. This year’s Theme is Step Outside The Box: Learning Free From Stereotypes. A message for girls out there! Shirley Chisholm said, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” Welcome to another edition of the International Day of the girl. This year’s theme […]

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