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Louise Ferreira

Louise Ferreira

Louise Ferreira is a writer from Johannesburg.
Boycott predators’ films. Or not
Boycott predators’ films. Or not
A few weeks ago, an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a sketch about a young woman who decides to go to the...
The politics of Wonder Woman
The politics of Wonder Woman
My working title for this review was “White woman tries to reconcile Wonder Woman with intersectional feminism”, so if you want a straight-up...
Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
“Be the adult you needed, when you were a child,” says Doc Eli.
'The face of HIV is young black woman' - anger voiced at forum about 'erasure'
'The face of HIV is young black woman' - anger voiced at forum about 'erasure'
Campaigns against HIV won’t go anywhere unless researchers and government take black women and the youth seriously.
Stanford victim reclaimed her voice from Brock Turner, she yanked it from his hands
Stanford victim reclaimed her voice from Brock Turner, she yanked it from his hands
“A word after a word after a word is power,” writes Margaret Atwood in her poem Spelling.
What dating women taught me about privilege
What dating women taught me about privilege
Privilege is one of the terms that have become ubiquitous in discussions about social issues, referring to the way society privileges people with...
Amanda Palmer asks and connects
Amanda Palmer asks and connects
It's a Friday night in downtown Johannesburg, and there's an excited hum at a converted warehouse in Ferreirasdorp, near the Magistrate's Court. The...
Migrant women: My home is in the space between
Migrant women: My home is in the space between
It is an autumn Tuesday in Johannesburg and I'm sitting in the sunlit Killarney apartment that Caroline Wanjiku Kihato shares with her American...
Gender concerns lose to lip service
Gender concerns lose to lip service
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Social justice calls for new thinking
Social justice calls for new thinking
In a country – and on a continent – where the people are fed up with poverty and poor service delivery, their anger constantly spilling...