Body Language

 
New year, new classism
New year, new classism
It’s the most stressful time of the year, when we start over by making expensive, ill-thought-out promises to ourselves, which almost always...
Sixteen days of denialism
Sixteen days of denialism
Like most state-sponsored campaigns, the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children aims to create a positive perception about...
Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’
Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’
There have been times when I wondered why being queer felt, socially, like a hot mess. Sure, there were the confusing-sexuality times, being...
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:

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