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Med student, activist. Motto: creativity yields success. 💌 Email: winifredakpobi@gmail.com (History/True Crime/Feminism/Humor/Business)

How cycling became a feminist issue

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Cycling in the 21st Century may seem like a simple sport or usual activity for both men and women, but it was quite different back in the 19th Century.

In 1817, Karl von Drais invented the running machine which gave way for the invention of safer machines; they were made portable for men and women in the late 1800s. However, there was huge discrimination linked to cycling for women — perhaps, it was too unladylike since the people of that time had less knowledge of women's empowerment and rights.

The world was harsh about cycling for women because of the…


BUSINESS & STARTUPS

№ 7: $50 million was yielded from making people look ugly

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No idea where entrepreneurs come out as lucky, all I hear about is how much they invest in a business and thrive to get their business to the top.

The truth is, some people started small businesses as a joke, expected little result, and made a ton of money using strange strategies — they got lucky.

Here are some of the people that became millionaires, or even billionaires using strategies that grew their business from 0 to infinity to produce yield.

1. Erik Nakagawa Sold his Cat Memes Website for $2 Million

As they say, a world without cats is a world without fun. Just kidding, nobody says that.

On a…


MARKETING

They’re not Nigerian princes, yet they make so much money

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There’s a long list of moneymaking scams in history, and they evolve technically every year.

These scams, you may have fallen for one or two of them from internet scammers. Or maybe not. There’s a high probability that your teenagers have fallen for some through social media, though. These scam agencies have developed more than humanity expected, and they now take advantage of social media, most especially Facebook and Instagram.

That’s all they do—scam people out of their money, block them, and then move to the next victim. Social media is a happy prompt for them.

So, who would fall…


And, you may not be prepared to face the reality

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You’re back home from work and it’s evening again. You made it through another day and thankfully, your emotions are intact.

You release your thick luscious hair from the band that held it all together, you remove the hair clips and toss them away, then lay down for a while to think of all the comments you received again.

You can’t seem to understand why your boss and coworkers have a problem with the hair you were born with, but you’re used to it so it doesn’t matter anymore.

You pull off your clothes, braid or twist your hair into…


Distribution is a battle between the writer and the people now

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About a month ago, I noticed one of my stories was stripped of its curation tag. I thought it was a mistake by me or by Medium, I didn’t exactly drool over it but it left me curious as to why it had to be my story.

After a while, I found out that it wasn’t just my story. So many writers were complaining about being silenced — a similar way I felt as well. …


I don’t have to possess eurocentric features to look pretty

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A lot of black people have been compelled to either think they’re ugly because they have black features or pretty because they have eurocentric features. It’s no longer news to get compliments from strangers in manners like “you’re pretty for a black girl.” Sometimes, famous black influencers and celebrities get called out for blowing up only because they had “eurocentric features”, for instance; Joyce Bryant, the famous entertainer from the late 1940s and early 1950s who was named “the black Marilyn Monroe.

This kind of situation is linked to a deep-rooted slavery mentality, where people were taught that black people…


And why Medium uncurated my story when it went viral for a second

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Yes, Medium has been a daily mystery to everyone on the platform. I only took some time off the platform and everything seems different. I mean, the upgrade seems good but damn — the drop in views is as unbelievable as the spam emails I receive. I’m not surprised, Medium doesn’t owe me anything, I’m glad I can share my thoughts and opinions on here and make some friends who are writers and readers.

Still, something even more mysterious happened on Medium and I can no longer contain my feelings after reading a dozen sum of articles about it.

Medium…


The origin and painful history of gossip; how it was used against women over the years

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In the modern world, the noun, gossip /ˈɡɒsɪp/, is usually referred to a person who likes talking about other people’s private lives.

However, the term “gossip” dates back to the 12th Century, where the late Old English derived the word “godsibb” ‘god’mother, ‘god’father + a sibling or kin. However, the meaning of gossip gradually changed because of the way society viewed it throughout the years. The Church used the word for good as well, it was recorded that an English bishop named Wulfstan used the word in his sermons.

In time, Middle English began to refer to gossip as someone…


SATIRE

No spam, no game

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I mean, I would have quit my job if I knew about this method sooner. It’s like a job on its own to read your emails after a stressful day — especially when it’s not about money. But what if you could read your emails and earn money just by doing so.

You probably think I’m one of those scheming YouTubers who yell about making millions all day but to no avail — no, that’s not what this is all about. Almost.

All of my success from reading my emails came about when I put my email address out there…


Spoken word

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Men are disgusted by feminism
Women are scared to admit and side with feminism
All because of society
The pick-me-girls, sisters to the misogynists, are even worse than they seem;
They don’t believe feminism should exist because they’d rather the “boys” be pleased with their ignorant mentality than be attention-forsaken.
It won’t happen, the “boys” just like dumb women.

Whatever he’s saying, the truth is… perhaps a man can never truly, and fully understand what it is to be a woman in a society like ours.
He cannot understand our pain, our aggression, and our defensive attitude — whatever they wish…

Winifred J. Akpobi

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