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Melanie Judge

Melanie Judge

    ​Civil redress better than policing hate
    ​Civil redress better than policing hate
    The ongoing project of creating an equal society in South Africa will be scuppered by the recent proposal to criminalise hate speech. Given our...
    Philanthropy should work on putting itself out of business
    Philanthropy should work on putting itself out of business
    Firstly, let me say that some of my best friends are philanthropists.
    SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
    SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
    Last week, the United Nations Human Rights...
    Jon Qwelane is so proud of his hate
    Jon Qwelane is so proud of his hate
    I recall the chilling effect of Jon Qwelane's homage to homophobia – "Call me names, gay's not okay" – published in...
    Hi, Cardinal Napier. I'm lesbian
    Hi, Cardinal Napier. I'm lesbian
    Dear Cardinal Napier,
    Gender violence requires broader lens
    Gender violence requires broader lens
    The Mail & Guardian's spread gave a gruesome account of his killing and brought to mind that old media adage: "If...
    Deep read: Violence goes beyond blood
    Deep read: Violence goes beyond blood
    Victoria John's report on
    Opening spaces to challenge prejudice
    Opening spaces to challenge prejudice
    The International Day against Homophobia on May 17 gave pause for reflection. As a society in transition, South Africa presents a contradictory...