feminism

 
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
As someone who spends a good deal of her time writing about her lived experiences, I do a fair bit of thinking about subjects like gender,...
I wear a headscarf and I don't need to be saved from anything — except white feminism
I wear a headscarf and I don't need to be saved from anything — except white feminism
For the longest time growing up, I eschewed the word “feminism”. It’s not that I disdained a conscious advocacy of the rights of women as the...
​How folktales grown in new soil can paint a less Grimm picture for our dancing girls
​How folktales grown in new soil can paint a less Grimm picture for our dancing girls
BODY LANGUAGEIn the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale of the 12 dancing princesses, a worried king sets the princes of his kingdom a challenge: to...
Feminism has always been African
Feminism has always been African
The most overused argument against feminism in the African context is often rooted in saying that it is “unAfrican”, but the beauty of feminism...
Jesus is a feminist - and so am I
Jesus is a feminist - and so am I
The very basis of my feminism is deeply rooted in my faith. To expect me to divorce one from the other is to ask me to be neither. This journey of...
The Kardashian konundrum
The Kardashian konundrum
Kim Kardashian a feminist icon? Writers Alex van Tonder and Milisuthando Bongel analyse the meaning of Kim K the...
Beyond Beyoncé: Politics of a pop-culture icon
Beyond Beyoncé: Politics of a pop-culture icon
She is the artist who has launched a thousand thinkpieces. Everything that Beyoncé does is extensively critiqued. Her songs and their accompanying...
She Shreds: Guitar magazine smashes women stereotypes
She Shreds: Guitar magazine smashes women stereotypes
She Shreds is working to change the idea that technical guitar playing is somehow the preserve of a certain type of man. The three-year-old...
[Video]The law of unintended consequences
[Video]The law of unintended consequences
In this week’s episode we look at the unintended consequences of BIC's sexist women’s day advert and just a few of Jacob Zuma’s ‘oops’ moments.
Emancipation, not emasculation
Emancipation, not emasculation
The author Matt Haig found himself crucified online after suggesting that his next nonfiction title could be a book tackling masculinity.

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