Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the self-proclaimed Happy African Feminist, discusses the scope of feminism in the modern world. In her delightful style of comedic and educating insights, Adichie explains how we stunt the growth of our men in their humanity, especially towards women. Men have to be hard, she posits, resulting in their weakness. Her commentary on culture, sex, rape, marriage, and pretending is priceless in the value of scholarship.
Adichie follows up this essay in her book by the same title, We Should All be Feminists.
Liberia was established by citizens of the United States as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. It is one of only two sovereign states in the world that were started by citizens of a political power as a colony for former slaves of the same political power: Sierra Leone was begun as a colony for resettlement of Black Loyalists and poor blacks from England for the same purpose by Britain. – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Liberia
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Liberia’s capital Monrovia, Australian tourist on a motorcycle.
Neighbourhoods: 0:00 Downtown 3:53 Perry Street 5:58 Johnson Street 6:35 Frances Doe General Market 7:03 Waterside 8:46 Revolutionary Road Beach 9:35 Miami Beach 10:02 West Point 11:51 Tubman Boulevard 12:10 Barolle Practice Ground 12:44 Singkor Beach 13:46 Congo Town
Track list: 0:04 Alonzo – “Letter To the President” 4:09 Morris Dorley – “Who Are You Baby” 6:15 Marc Aryan – “Liberte” 7:22 Killa D & Devilsky – “LIB Boys” 8:47 Tru Storry – “Everybody Song” 10:03 Monrovia – “Forgayzee” 12:44 Eazy P – “More Money More Problems” 13:46 K47 – Servivor
Ebola dead are carted away to cremation without burial rites and rituals. Their families cast aside as refuge. All of the victims are not Ebola deaths, however. Under legitimate fear and the subsequent necessary forced cremation policy, all dead are now being carried away while their families look on in horror. The photo below tells some of this story. The associated article and photos tell the rest. Sacred social rituals are easily disposed of among the most poor of any community.
A woman throws a handful of soil towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her Mekie Nagbe, 28, for cremation on October 10, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Nagbe, a market vendor, collapsed and died outside her home earlier in the morning while leaving to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives. The burial of loved ones is important in Liberian culture, making the removal of infected bodies for cremation all the more traumatic for surviving family members. John Moore/Getty Images