Should Men Be Feminists?

THE CONCEPT OF FEMINISM HAS FOUND IT’S WAY INTO THE FABRICS OF OUR CULTURE

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In a nutshell, feminism is a movement of an ideology that hinges on the equality of the sexes. They say, “no preferences, no special treatments, no nothing, treat women and men equally”. Although, there’s still a number of people who believe that the movement is an effort in futility as male dominance is an age long tradition. This however has not deterred women all over the world from pushing for what they believe. The success of movements such as the #MeToo movement is proof positive that this feat is attainable. Brands and government parastatals have endorsed this feminist ideology and put laws and policies in place to foster the acceptance.

In advertising and marketing communications, there is now something known as “the female centered design” as it is now believed that for marketing campaigns to be effective there is need to segment the target audience appropriately.

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The question here now is, should men be feminists?

People have argued that men are not needed to join the movement, however, their participation would be appreciated, as the movement isn’t against men but against a system that have over the years broken down the self-esteem of many woman, whilst others say that it is of necessity and great importance that men join in on the movement to show their support of things that are right and not to just sit back and watch how things pan out.

Well, I believe that being a feminist in itself isn’t a gender related adjective however it is a gender related war. If this line made you smile, then we think alike. What I’m trying to say in essence is that, both men and women who follow through on the ideology may refer to themselves as feminists.

Kindly tell us what you TINK in the comment section.

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AFRICA WILL LOOK TO MUSIC TO DEAL WITH MOST OF ITS SOCIETAL PROBLEMS

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These days, it so seemingly looks like Africa is synonymous to a plethora of societal problems. African parents are facing a more difficult time in bringing up their children and protecting them from the vices that live amongst them. The uncertainties in the hearts of many Africans are seemingly growing and plans to jettison various countries are underway. Although everyone seems to hold on to a flicker of hope as they believe that things would begin to look up in the nearest future, but between then and now there is need to plan for the worse.

To curb some of the problems that live in Africa, Africa would need to turn to the use of music as a tool to promote peace and hope. Currently, entertainment particularly music has spurred many people in different directions both positively and negatively.

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Following the achievements of music and pop culture in recent years in Africa; this trend (using music as a tool) seems to have been underway for a while but it is sure to see an upsurge soon as more deliberate steps to harness the usefulness of music will be taken. This therefore means that a lot of attention would be giving to music in terms of promotions and censoring.

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HEAVY TRAFFIC JAM IN EXPERIENCED IN LAGOS, NIGERIA IS LIKELY TO GIVE BIRTH TO ONE OF TWO SCENARIOS.

Source: Fair Observer

Source: Fair Observer

Is it me or is it my trend spotting antenna going haywire. The recent trend in traffic in Lagos, Nigeria is alarming. The commercial capital of Nigeria also known as Lasgidi or Gidi for short is experiencing some terrible gridlock every now and then. Distances that will take 2hrs to cover now takes nearly 3 times the time and this is no exaggeration. This terrible traffic condition have however been linked to the terrible state of roads in the city, nonchalant from government bodies, deviated attention to oncoming elections and terrible road usage culture.

Source: PMnews Nigeria

Source: PMnews Nigeria

So where could this trend lead the city to?

From what we have observed, there are two possible outcomes, a worst case scenario and a best case scenario. Let’s start with the former:

Worst case scenario

If this trend should continue it is likely to lead to a perpetual lockdown of the city roads which would limit movement, therefore frustrating businesses and activities. As a result, it would lead to another level of hardship for the residents –as if living in Africa isn’t hard enough.

Best case scenario

It will force the hand of the government into investing in other forms of transportation, preferably railway –trains. Although expensive to kick start but it will do the country a lot of good as neighboring states will be open for inhabitation, thereby decongesting Lagos and drastically dropping the price of transportation and housing –since people will now move to places like Ibadan, Ogun state and so on as trains will easily bring them to Lagos for work and take them back home in the quickest possible time.

For the meantime, TINK is watching this trend very closely to see which scenario it eventually leads Nigerians, especially Lagosians into.