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Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah is the Mail & Guardian’s social media editor. She is a digital strategist, blogger and consultant still trying to find her online home.
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
The worst part about not drinking alcohol is having to tell people why you don’t drink. It’s difficult because drinking usually occurs at a...
Mfenyana’s ANC: A giant tale of life in the party
Mfenyana’s ANC: A giant tale of life in the party
“My association with Sindiso predates our arrival in Parliament. Shortly after the New Year’s celebrations in 1962, I was tasked with the...
Dear ANC, don’t descend into mediocrity
Dear ANC, don’t descend into mediocrity
As a Zimbabwean living in South Africa, the similarities between the ANC and Zanu-PF are unmistakable. The two parties may have taken divergent...
‘Zuma wants recreation of apartheid state’
‘Zuma wants recreation of apartheid state’
In his opening address at the fifth ANC national policy conference on Friday, President Jacob Zuma used the opportunity to voice a different...
Oh Lordey, self-care as warfare
Oh Lordey, self-care as warfare
In the 1980s, as she battled cancer, poet and novelist Audre Lorde noted in her book A Burst of Light: “Caring for myself is not...
Browse against the machine
Browse against the machine
NEWS ANALYSIS
Men are trash ... end of discussion
Men are trash ... end of discussion
Let me begin by making a disclaimer for those of you I’d most like to read this: I and many other women don’t think that all men are inherently...
Weight a sec, is that healthy?
Weight a sec, is that healthy?
The way the health and fitness industry talks about food, weight and eating is messy and confusing. The common thread is the ebb and flow of diets,...
Jordan Peele uses satire to expose racism’s horror
Jordan Peele uses satire to expose racism’s horror
A young black man wearing a hoodie walks in a dimly lit suburb where he is summarily attacked and kidnapped by some unseen assailant to the...
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
BODY LANGUAGEFacts don’t change hearts or minds. Once formed, impressions are curiously unyielding. Nigerians are drug dealers, Pakistanis...
Dear Becky: I'm not your negro
Dear Becky: I'm not your negro
BODY LANGUAGE
Gone phishing: 5 ways you can protect yourself online in light of latest Gmail hack
Gone phishing: 5 ways you can protect yourself online in light of latest Gmail hack
Privacy is a right you haven't always had but that you're fully entitled to. Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:...