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Guest Blog, Talking Gender

Why attitudes towards sexual violence in Kenya need a major refresh

It’s estimated that 14% of Kenyan women and 6% of men aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. In Kenya women and girls experience sexual violence more than men and boys. In my research I…

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Nairobae

Of banging, bedrooms and boardrooms

  There is more than one way to skin a cat. More than one way to milk a cow. Many ways to climb a tree. Numerous paths up a mountain. And two ways to progress in your career. These two…

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It's All Political

#OccupyYourGenitals

People talk about occupational hazards. Risks that are inherently associated with certain types of jobs. If you’re a construction worker for example, you’re supposed to wear a hard hat because there’s a real chance that a brick might fall on…

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It's All Political, Talking Gender

A smile on my face and a condom in my pocket

A woman will get pregnant for many reasons and for no reason at all. Much as there is a chorus of opinion to the contrary, sometimes pregnancy happens, much like the four letter word that rhymes with slit. Things happen,…

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What I Wanted to Say Was..

Sex, drugs and more drugs

No matter how many ways, or on how many different days I take the Myers-Briggs personality test, it always comes up the same. I’m an introvert. Always will be, always have been. A cavewoman. A hermit. Crowds are not my…

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