feminism

 
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
In a section titled Departures at the back of her new book of autobiographical essays, Pumla Dineo Gqola, a professor at Wits University’s...
Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
Rofhiwa Maneta recently self-published Metanoia, his first book. It’s a collection of short stories that blur the line between fact and...
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
For these young Batswana feminists, the academic terminology that has been popularised in online-driven social activism is useful but limited....
The limitations of outrage in the absence of answers
The limitations of outrage in the absence of answers
“South African men are trash, that’s who we are. If we don’t want to be called that, then let us change our behaviour.” This was said by...
​What it feels like for a femme
​What it feels like for a femme
In my final year of university, studying history, I attended a public lecture by Yvonne Brown, a Caribbean scholar whose research on slavery,...
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The third day of Time of the Writer festival was an explosion of literary magic as libraries and schools across Durban featured talented writers...
Low-key for the woke gang
Low-key for the woke gang
On Thursday March 9 2017, I attended the public lecture In Conversation with Ericka Huggins, an early member of the Black Panther Party in the...
​But why are their boobs out?
​But why are their boobs out?
1In 1982, the South African painter Marlene Dumas produced a collage titled Three Women and Me —...
Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
Deborah Willis (chair, department of photography and imaging, Tisch/SCA and NYU), Cheryl Finley (director, visual studies, Cornell University),...
US vote: Better a liar than a woman
US vote: Better a liar than a woman
"President Trump.” I’ve been murmuring those words to myself. Rolling them on my tongue. Trying to assess their meaning. I still can’t fully...
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
As someone who spends a good deal of her time writing about her lived experiences, I do a fair bit of thinking about subjects like gender,...

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