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The different types of adaptive clothing for men and women

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The innovative adaptive clothing has transformed the daily clothing style in a way that any individual with a physical disability, motion-related weakness, or mental conditions can wear it. The carefully crafted designs ensure comfortable dressing experience while promoting personal care for the user for a significant period. The caregivers also feel much at ease at the time of dressing the individuals whose motor skills are primarily affected, who are on wheelchairs, etc. So, if you have someone at your home, who can benefit from these clothes, then buy them a pair of these.

The unique adaptive clothing styles can be found in plenty for both women and men. Here is a quick look at the choices.

Adaptive cloth designs for women

For women, these types of clothes feature a variety of styles including open back, side-zip, cut away, fastener, etc. Let’s take a look at each of them to understand their functionality.

Clothes with side-zips for women

For untroubled dressing and toileting, the pants offer long zippers on either side of the seams. You can combine this with a blouse or t-shirt to complete the look. If you want a relaxed feel, you can choose from slacks that also come with side-zips. Then, there are sweatsuits too in the collection.

Cutaway cloths for women

A cutaway style dress is specially crafted for women with ambulatory problems. It makes the best choice for someone who cannot stand. The dresses are seatless so that toilet and other personal care activities become easy to perform. However, if that is not what one is looking for, then the other option is muu-muu. The muu-muugarments are usually loose fitting with comparatively bigger neckline and raglan sleeves.

By chance, if cutaway doesn’t suit an individual, you can choose from wrap back dresses. This kind of clothes comes with snaps that are located on the shoulder and waist area for closures. A wheelchair user or a bedridden person can feel comfortable in this dress because of the fewer numbers of pressure points.

Women apparels with fasteners

Certain types of illnesses and weaknesses diminish the body’s natural strength, as a result of which, self-dressing becomes impossible. Women may find it difficult to button their blouses with trembling hands. For them, this style features hook and loop closure tabs not only on blouses but pajamas too.

Adaptive cloth designs for men

Just like women, adaptive garments for men also come in distinct designs to make their physical movement inthese daily wears smooth and comfortable. You can find cutaway, open back, side-zip and other such fascinating choices for them. Here is a brief account of this.

Open-back apparels for men

The open back clothes show off snap closures for easy handling. The snaps sit at the strategic points on the spine so that pressure points feel less or no impact. If someone is not able to move his arms, you can look for a shirt with snap closure for him. It is quite useful in the case of dressing and accentuates the formal look. For a bit of casual appearance, the open back t-shirts are perfect. Their invigorating colors and prints are difficult to ignore.

However, the choices are not limited to the ones mentioned above. You can find stylish jumpsuits in this design to keep the person’s modesty intact. Apart from that, nightshirts and sweaters are also there to choose in this line of design so that your loved one can spend their days and nights in a much comfortable way.

Side-zip garments for men

Much like the women, the men clothes with side-zips are quite popular with individuals dealing with dressing and toilet issues. The zippers are longer than the usual ones. You can buy a sweat pant or knit pant in this design from the varieties available online and offline.

Men cutaway clothing

The cutaway designs are common on pants. Those who want to slip on pants but fail to pull their weight to wear them can choose these sets to fulfil their desire. The flap covers the seat area well and can quickly open too when moving from chair to the toilet seat. The cutaway pants also have personal caregivers’ preference.

Hooks-and-loops wears for men

The adaptive clothes come in impressive variations to suit different purposes. If someone doesn’t want to wear a shirt with buttons, he can switch over to fastener styled ones. The hooks and loop tabs replace the buttons at the closure. However, this design has not just been implemented on shirts but pants and pajamas too. Sometimes, medical conditions affect motor skills and curb one’s independence in the matters of toilet and dressing. But with these types of clothes, one can take a sigh of relief to a great extent.

So, there is as such no shortage of designs in this comfort wear for men and women who depend on others for their daily living activities due to injuries or health conditions. You can check Resident Essentials adaptive clothing and others online to get an idea of how these make the life of your loved ones easy. And the best part is, whether they are adult or elderly, you can find something for everyone.

Some cloth stores offer medical condition related dresses too. For example, someone who has Alzheimer may have a need that is unique to his or her illness compared to the one having arthritis. So, before you buy anything, make sure you understand the medical condition of the person and the difficulty he or she faces while performing their daily activities. Quick research on this will be useful. After all, you don’t want to get something that will have no use for your dear one.

Also, different online and offline stores will have their pricing. So, don’t go with the first option you encounter. Search 3 to 4 clothing stores, check their collection, compare the prices, and then take the final call. Some shops provide customization also. In case you want any alteration in functional design, you can talk to them. It may, however, cost you some extra cents.

 

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A Season Of Wife Battery

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A civil servant, Jide Adebayo,  once wrote; “Wife battering should not be permissible by the law. If the wave is increasing, there is need for amendment of the statute books,”.
Adebayo’s position is shared by various non-governmental organisations (ngos) and related associations that have begun canvassing for laws to curb wife beating to ensure full protection for women. 
As it stands, many  NGOs  now provide data on violence against women, particularly domestic violence especially now that the act is criminalised.
From the widely-held perception of male superiority and the belief that men have the right to beat their wives,  it is said that an erring wife should be brought back to the right path of life by beating her once in a while,” says Ngozi Osarenren, a lecturer at the University of Lagos .
But that is highly erronuos. This  coercive power of men  which is often manifested in physical and mental subjugation through violence, smacks of discrimination  against women in Nigeria. Thus, the idea of considering “Wife battering  a family problem to be settled in the privacy of the home” and classified under common assault in the nation’s criminal code, only to be given due attention when grievous bodily harm is inflicted and, possibly the death of a victim,  must be reviewed.
Due to the laccadaisical attitude of the custodians of our safety in this regard,  issues such as Man beats wife to stupor over snoring,
Man allegedly beats wife to stupor for starting business without his consent, Man beats his wife to Stupor For Attending church Activities Amidst corona virus , Medical Doctor beats wife to stupor etc, appear to be the trending headlines on both local and foriegn tabloids.
Just recently, a man beats wife to death over N2,000 in Benin City. A 45-year-old man identified as Christopher, beat his wife to death over N2,000. The incidence  happened at No. 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin City.
The man was said to have pounced on his wife, Mrs. Isoken Christopher, following her failure to give him the N2,000 loan he requested from her.
The eldest child of the deceased, Augustine Christopher, said his mother was hale and hearty before the sad incidence.The 13-year old boy explained that his father, who is a menial worker with a waste manager in Benin, always beats his mother at the slightest provocation.
Barely one week after  police in Adamawa apprehended a man for beating his wife to death, a similar incidence re-occurred in the state.Hammawa Usman, 41, of Jada Ward, Ganye town in Ganye Local Government Area  reportedly killed  his 36-years-old wife, Rabiyatu Usman, in a dispute involving N1,000.
Sulaiman Nguroje, Police spokesman,  said the suspect engaged Rabiyatu in a fight when she demanded the refund of her N1,000. From his explanation, “the suspect angrily reacted by hitting her head against the wall … she fell unconscious and was rushed to the hospital where she was later confirmed dead.This is how a  16 -years  old marriage. With  five children  ended in sorrow.
The case of man beating  wife to stupor over snoring was one of the earliest reports on wife battery ever recorded. A 30-year- old, commercial motorcyclist, Tukur Paul alegedly beat his wife, Mrs Jennifer Paul to stupor for accusing him of snoring. Official  reports said the intervention by neighbours and passers-by saved her from further attack.
According to an eye witness who preferred anonymity, it all started at about 9 p.m. on  the fateful day  when neighbours ran outside at the shout of the wife who was seriously being beaten by her husband.
This is not a case of extra-marital affairs that usually lead to divorce, but a mere misunderstanding that could be controlled with little patience,. The woman, according to the husband,  prevented him from sleeping after having a hard day. Paul said having gone through a hectic day, that he decided to have some rest but was prevented by his wife because he was snoring.
For whatever reason that may have pushed this husband to act the way he did, his luck was that he immediately contacted the police who was able to help him resuscitate her.
In another instance, a  four-year-old union that has produced a son witnessed a round of media scrutiny when on Friday April 28, 2017, the news made the rounds that a  Nollywood actress,  was battered by her husband,  and that she had suffered injuries on the face. She was reported to have been on admission at a hospital where she was treated as a result of the assault.
This was clearly highlighted   three days later, as Kemi Ashefon, a journalist,  dropped some lines, informing the public of an incidence of wife battery. Kemi  posted  the photo of the battered face of Mercy Aigbe,  an   actress and mother of two, allegedly perpetrated by her husband  Lanre Gentry.  The media then was inundated with report  on an investigation committee set up by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs over the alleged battery and assault on the actress by her husband.
This was against the backdrop that the  ministry  of women affairs has incessantly campaigned against domestic violence and sensitized women to report cases of violence for possible prosecution. Meanwhile the then governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, had  issued a mandate to the ministry to crack down on domestic violence especially against women. Obviously, this  was a habinger of the fall of an enviable marriage.
“Man beats wife to death for refusing sex in Edo”, was another headline that attracted varying reactions from the public.The family of a woman, Ugieki Asemota, has urged the Edo State Police Command to prosecute her husband, Emmanuel, for allegedly beating her to death for refusing him sexual intercourse.
It was gathered that an argument ensued between the couple at their residence on Abaegbe Street in the Evbotubu area of Benin on Monday, June 28, 2021.
It was learnt that Ugieki entered her room and locked the door to avoid issues with her husband.But, Emmanuel, who persisted in entering the room with her, allegedly tried to break the door with an axe.While Ugieki attempted to escape through the window, her husband was said to have accosted and beaten  her to a coma.
The victim, was said to have been rejected by two hospitals before she was admitted in to the third hospital  where she finally died. Unfortunately, while the marriage lasted,  it was gathered that it was fraught with violence.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.
He said, “The couple were married in 2002 and had two boys together before she died. The woman denied him sex and he beat her to a coma. When we finish our preliminary investigation, we will charge him to court.”
The list is endless. One wonders how on earth in this present modern world will a man beat up his wife over trivial issues. I think the earlier we resolve to treat wife battery with disdain, the better for the society.

By: Sylvia ThankGod-Amadi

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Glitz, Glamour Of The Eve Afrique Red Ball

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Eve Afrique hosted her annual  Red Ball event at Hago Heights Event Centre,Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt recently with the theme;” “Together Securing Development and Peace across the Niger Delta”.
It was fun-filled with fashion statement gowns at the Red Ball event. The colour was Sien, dramatic and perfect for the mood. Fabulous designs and some seriously interesting sleeve works were at play.
Stunning and glimmering evening gowns stood out. Ladies, check out some of the designs and go for them.

By: Ibinabo Ogolo

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Celebrating International Widows Day

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International Widows’ Day is a global awareness day that takes place annually on 23rd June. The day was launched by the United Nations in 2010 to raise awareness on the violation of human rights that widows suffer in many countries following the death of their spouses.
In many countries with traditional societies, women find themselves left in poverty when their husbands die. In some countries, these women find themselves denied of inheritance and land rights, evicted from their homes, ostracised and abused. The children of widows also often find themselves affected, withdrawn from school and more vulnerable to abuse, especially in the case of girls.
International Widows’ Day works to encourage action in achieving full rights for widows, highlighting the need for more research and statistics into violence, discrimination and poverty suffered by widows and develop policies and programmes to address the problem.
The ultimate goal of the day is to develop resources and policy to empower widows and allow them to have access to education, work, healthcare and live free of violence and abuse. Enabling them to create a life for themselves and their children following the death of their husbands and ending a cycle of poverty and abuse. 
International Widows’ Day is an initiative of the Loomba Foundation, launched at the House of Lords in London on 26 May 2005.
Following the launch, the Loomba Foundation led a five-year global campaign for UN recognition, which resulted in an unanimous decision to adopt International Widows’ Day as an annual global day of action by the UN General Assembly in December 2010.
Since then, International Widows’ Day has provided a focus for campaigning in many countries around the world, with opportunities to create awareness in communities and engage governments in developing effective policies. Much has already been achieved but, as Lord Loomba points out, millions remain in urgent need, and “we’ve barely started yet”. 

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