Hey hello there!
It is finally the year we have all been waiting for, the year that promises so much turn around for everyone – individuals, families, businesses, the government, and our nation. I have seen so much commitment to a better new year on social media, and I can only hope people are falling in line with their pledges.
Argh! *stretches fingers*
Yes it has been a while I wrote anything on here, like I just took a vacation right? I must really apologize to everyone that was (and hopefully is still and would continue to) follow(ing) this blog that I am sorry to have left this place this way. I truly have no excuses whatsoever. I have been just lazzzzzy! But I am getting my act together, yes I am.
As you may have noticed if you quite follow me on social media and know me personally, I am somebody who is quite passionate about social media and its uses. From some of my Facebook posts, to my tweets and even my snaps (yeah I just joined, add me up @tobiange), I often talk about this. I believe that social media is powerful. In fact it is the greatest tool of the 21st century. The power of social media is brought to light in the most recent events here in Nigeria where a teenager was abducted from her home state and taken elsewhere to be married off. It was through social media that an outcry was raised and the girl was rescued from the evil hands of her abductor to her parents. You can read about it from here. This goes on to show that, really, social media is an effective tool for creating a ripple of events that lead to a desirable end.
With an increase in the incidences of cases of rape, which I have been observing with disdain, I have come to ponder on the psychological underpinnings behind the act. A rape is a difficult thing to define. Difficult because of the complexity to it. There are many psychological drives to rape, hence its complexity. But what is general about it is that it is non-consenting and coercive, it is done to strip something of value to the victim away from her.
Yes it’s very true that’s it’s been ages, in fact centuries, that I last wrote anything. You could say it was due to the most recent train of events in the last few months: my final year exams and research project, graduation from the university, getting a demanding job etc. But to be honest, I’ve just been plain laid back towards writing. But I determine to change all that from now and commit myself to consistently writing and posting new articles and tweets for #Reflexions.
Traffic jams can be very unproductive.
Over the years in Nigeria, there has been a sharp increase in the rate of sexual harassment in the higher institutions of learning. In a recent survey paid for by Women Against Rape, Sexual Harassment and Exploitation (WARSHE), 80 percent of 300 women questioned at four universities said sexual harassment was their top concern. Result and findings of a research conducted on tertiary institutions in the country showed that all categories of staff irrespective social and academic learning is involved in illegal sexual relationships, noting there was so much intimidation even among committee members.