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Palesa Lebitse

Palesa Lebitse

    The complexity of sexual consent
    The complexity of sexual consent
    It does seem questionable that a woman would have consensual sex with her family doctor while her husband waits outside in the car. But this is...
    Men keep taking their lives
    Men keep taking their lives
    A while back, residents of the complex where I used to live were rattled when the body of a very successful dentist who had taken his own life was...
    Yes, men can be harassed too
    Yes, men can be harassed too
    Mike says it took him a while to recognise that he was a victim of workplace sexual harassment. It all started when his boss, who was 20 years his...
    Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
    Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
    I accompanied my friend to one of his weekly church cell meetings in our area. He had been nagging me to attend at least one church service with...
    Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
    Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
    “No one deserves to be raped!” Khensani Maseko, a student at Rhodes University, posted this on Instagram before she committed suicide on August...
    Women’s rights must include land rights
    Women’s rights must include land rights
    The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
    Underage, marginalised, married
    Underage, marginalised, married
    Sometimes it is important to reflect on how lucky we South Africans are compared with other people in countries such as Sudan. Although we may...
    Figureheads won’t help women
    Figureheads won’t help women
    I recently watched a programme on an SABC news channel about a woman who mixed paints for vehicles. She learnt the skill from her husband, who had...
    We need our foreign doctors
    We need our foreign doctors
    Even after more than two decades, Dr Akin Ogunronbi still recalls his first day of training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town because it was...
    It’s not just a woman thing
    It’s not just a woman thing
    My girlfriend Lauren fell pregnant with her first child soon after tying the knot. She and her husband were elated about the baby, until the little...
    Trans people have regrets too
    Trans people have regrets too
    I rang up my friend Kate after seeing a report on Russia TV about a university in the United Kingdom that reportedly approved then later rejected a...
    Rape myths inflict more harm on victims
    Rape myths inflict more harm on victims
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