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    Assumptions and Facts; Are men really smarter than women?

    It is widely known that certain genders are more likely to find themselves employed in certain jobs- for example, a woman is more likely to be a teacher or nurse and men are more likely to be a Civil Engineer. This is generally believed to be as a result of differences in intelligence levels between the genders with men generally seen and considered as smarter than women. While the reflection of this dichotomy is clearly evident in the workplace and backed by hard employment data, it is imperative to also ponder if the former assertion is truly an effect of the latter- is the difference in intelligence among the sexes…

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    STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS) IS NOT MEANT FOR GIRLS.

    “Please sir, I would like to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) awareness program for girls. It is an initiative to introduce girls from the junior secondary school to the wonders and possibilities of science, math, technology and engineering …,” the principal read aloud, his eyes widening. Then he glanced up from his letter, pulled off his thin glasses, placed it on the table as he stared at the younger man standing in front of him.    “That is my problem with you corpers. You come here thinking you can turn everyone’s head with white people’s nonsense then you go home disappointed when nothing really changed. This is…

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    MISCONCEPTIONS OF FEMINISM : THE PROPOUNDERS MEANT WELL.

    Many people bash feminism today because they misunderstand it or have a wrong notion about the movement. Some see it as a man-hating marriage-breaking movement. Others see it as a cause championing some values that are not aligned with what they stand for and so are not comfortable with it. While some others see it as a scheme trying to overthrow men. A good number of people, even those who believe in equality, refuse to be associated with the word “feminism” because a good number of key or forefront advocates have ideals or a lifestyle they don’t want to emulate or be associated with. But is a concept or idea…

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    Broken To Be Remoulded By Solomon Ayo

    This article is an encouragement to someone out there. Written by Solomon Ayo. Don’t settle for the defeat Don’t settle for the crush Don’t settle for the emotions! THEY ARE ALL A BATTLE OF THE MIND!!! Fierce and strong (builds) a warrior Though tough the battle but keep the badge high You may be shattered, broken, constantly wounded and crushed Your tears may seem to no know dryness Scars of your past keep reposting The memories of your hurt keep resurfacing!!!! HALAS!!! STOP!!! You are a strong one!! You are a made for a purpose. The memories of tears is to build a life. Your struggles of years are to…

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    Women In Leadership Positions

    WOMEN IN LEADING POSITIONS My name is Kimberly. I love leadership and this has been my flare right from childhood. I was really an exceptional child. I excelled well in anything I do, I have always been active in politics. I read news all over the world and how politics has evolved over the time. I argue about politics with my male friends and sometimes most people marveled at this because I was a female which wasn’t really peculiar t0 my gender. I have been assigned with leadership roles at different points while growing up and couple of times I have been awarded best leader of the year. I was…

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    The Future of women in Technology

    More than ever in human history, life today has been made very convenient, courtesy of technology we use in our everyday living. Although little has been done so far to celebrate the brains behind most of these intentions especially after their death, the fact that many of those inventors are still read and discussed in our academic circles is consoling enough. However, it is saddened that when people talk about world inventions, the female contribution are often under-recognized. If I may ask; how many female inventors did you know? Isn’t it unfortunate that there are people who never believed women havr ever contributed to the growth of Science and Technology…