Body Language

 
You should eat your words
You should eat your words
"You’ve gained SO much weight, girl! You’re fat now and it’s not a good look, hey.”
A man’s kiss-off: You ... feminist!
A man’s kiss-off: You ... feminist!
A few months ago I made friends with a Nigerian student I had met while waiting for the bus.
A silence that begins at home
A silence that begins at home
I have always thought of myself as a relatively decent person. I don’t litter. I don’t kick puppies. I believe in trying to minimise...
Women tackle taxi terror
Women tackle taxi terror
The daughter of a colleague was recently sexually assaulted in a minibus taxi on her way home from school.
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
When people think of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism (BDSM), they either have visions of 50 Shades of Grey or scenes from...
The hard labour of pregnancy
The hard labour of pregnancy
In the Liberian town of Smell No Taste, a 28-year-old woman overcame unimaginably horrific odds only to inadvertently become the face of maternal...
The words we use do matter
The words we use do matter
BODY LANGUAGE
The words we use do matter
The words we use do matter
I have frequently overheard conversations about the use of “they” as a personal pronoun. Almost without fail it starts like this:
Let us be childless by choice
Let us be childless by choice
BODY LANGUAGE
Let’s open up about infertility
Let’s open up about infertility
A former boyfriend once told me he was ready to marry me — but before he made our union official, he said, we would have to get going with...
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...
Femicide needs its own laws
Femicide needs its own laws
My friend Camilla says each day of her life is lived in fear — fear that one day she could be next. Her husband of three years is verbally...

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