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Reflections

On Consensual Rape

By Brian Bwesigye: Disclaimer: The following piece/story is fictional and is not in any way linked to actual persons, even though readers may relate to the events described. These days I see so many things about gender based violence in my Facebook newsfeed, violence against women to be specific. It is the tie of the year for the campaign against […]

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Reflections

It can actually mean nothing!

By Brian Bwesigye: “My heart and brain are not found between the legs. The heart is in the chest and the brain in the head. So why do you ask me if opening my legs to a man means opening my heart to them or whether it makes sense?” There was no hint of remorse or guilt in her voice. […]

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Do we really “need” to relate?

By Brian Bwesigye: I am torn between two worlds. I no longer know which world says the truth and where the lies come from. I can't tell the victims from their oppressors; the wronged from the 'wrong-ers'! Kyefaamu has for the last three years moaned and moaned about the wickedness of men. You may think that her legs have received […]

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Empty tins make the loudest noise!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: You say you hate men. Well, not 'hate' but you do not like patriarchy and chauvinism. You in fact fight to destroy those things. You do not agree that females are inferior to males. Different, yes but not inferior, you say. You have cultivated a following along these lines. You inhale feminism and exhale equality. We […]

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How to forget about Ebola

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: The news of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda is not new anymore. News becomes an adult in a day and we are now speaking of very many days of the Ebola outbreak. By now, the usual suspects have issued their infamous travel advisories warning their more-than-us humanity from traveling to Uganda. I hate those travel advisory […]

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Budapest Chronicles, Series

Budapest Chronicles: It’s all about hair!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: There is something about hair. Remember Mary Magdalene wiping Jesus' feet with her hair? Okay, Delilah disempowering Samson by shaving his hair? Okay, let us talk about the more contemporary times. The symbolism of the Rastafarian locks for example. Now that we have gone political, let us also talk about the natural hair movement. Anyway, people […]

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Africa's Sad Happiness and the West's Happy Sadness.

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: According to a 7 December 2011 Forbes Magazine article (available here http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/12/07/the-worlds-happiest-and-saddest-countries/), the world's happiest countries are Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, United States, Ireland, Iceland, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Singapore, Belgium, France, Hong Kong and Taiwan in that order. Preliminarily, except Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we are safe concluding […]

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