Blog entries from: Diasporadical

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March 10 2014

From Diasporadical Mon Mar 10 2014, 02:05:47

Some time last week, a story did the rounds on twitter. Some guy posted a photo of a semi-nude sleeping woman as proof that he had just gotten lucky. I didn't see the original tweet or the photo, but it did disturb me quite a bit. I don't know how many women think about things [...]

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March 3 2014

From Diasporadical Mon Mar 3 2014, 01:00:15

A story was published in the Daily Nation last week. The headline implied that women were exchanging their bodies for fish. I shook my head in sadness, but I didn't read the full article until the next day. Basically, female fishmongers in certain parts of Nyanza can't BUY fish unless they first have sex with the [...]

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February 12 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Feb 12 2014, 04:15:16

"Parliamentarians are expected to operate within the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Parliament, like all other state organs, is not above the law. Members of the National Assembly, like all other state officers, and the National Assembly, like all other state organs are compelled by the Constitution to adhere to the national values [...]

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December 17 2013

From Diasporadical Tue Dec 17 2013, 02:32:37

While working on the concept for a magazine concept with this guy, we began to have a little argument about children. I had suggested an image of a cute kid (above) and he immediately told me that that kid was "too cute to be Kenyan". So we got into a little discussion about what Kenyan [...]

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December 15 2013

From Diasporadical Sun Dec 15 2013, 05:17:18

Look at our country. All 50 years of its freedom have amounted to everything you see around you today. All the freedoms that we enjoy, all the development that we witness and all the suffering that remains. Last week, the the Creative Director at my place of work drafted a fairly sober email for one [...]

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November 29 2013

From Diasporadical Fri Nov 29 2013, 01:33:13

People are often reminded to stick to their lanes, and yesterday, somebody returned me to mine. "How can you talk about being broke?!?" "Well I-" "Shut up. I've seen the payslips in that place." "Hey, I'm in matatu and I'm still paying rent so-" "Nkt! You work in advertising. You don't get to complain." Maybe [...]

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August 26 2013

From Diasporadical Mon Aug 26 2013, 07:33:19

Life is all about context. Not everyone who takes something without asking is a thief. Not everyone who makes a sex joke is a chauvinist. Not everyone who is nice to a white person is a racist. Not everyone who makes sarcastic comments is an activist. Let's talk about my friend Sam. He lives in [...]

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July 25 2013

From Diasporadical Thu Jul 25 2013, 05:14:48

There's been a lot of talk about the Marriage Bill, so while I'm ambivalent over nuptials, I figured I should at least read it. One particular section left me in stitches. Where do I even begin? Okay, let's start here. For that clause to be included in the bill, it must have happened more than [...]

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July 12 2013

From Diasporadical Fri Jul 12 2013, 02:00:46

A teenage girl is jogging in her neighbourhood. A car starts following her. The car is full of boys. This is not the beginning of some day-time movie. This is something that happened just a few days ago. How do you suppose that scenario turned out? If it was a movie, it wouldn't be pretty. [...]

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From Diasporadical Fri Jul 12 2013, 01:14:49

Credit: #KOT I'm sure by now, you've all heard the nasty stories about this blog's good friend Rapho aka Tuju aka Raph Lover. The short version of it is that Ogunda(this guy who got booted from the police for somehow money laundering) found his way into Raph Lover's house wife which led to Raph filing [...]

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