feminism

 
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...
Slice Of Life: This is what a feminist looks like
Slice Of Life: This is what a feminist looks like
It was a Friday afternoon at school and the learners were doing their weekly cleaning of the classroom. As usual, the boys were trying to get out of...
​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,...
I wear a headscarf and I don't need to be saved from anything — except white feminism
I wear a headscarf and I don't need to be saved from anything — except white feminism
For the longest time growing up, I eschewed the word “feminism”. It’s not that I disdained a conscious advocacy of the rights of women as the...
​How folktales grown in new soil can paint a less Grimm picture for our dancing girls
​How folktales grown in new soil can paint a less Grimm picture for our dancing girls
BODY LANGUAGEIn the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale of the 12 dancing princesses, a worried king sets the princes of his kingdom a challenge: to...
Feminism has always been African
Feminism has always been African
The most overused argument against feminism in the African context is often rooted in saying that it is “unAfrican”, but the beauty of feminism...
Jesus is a feminist - and so am I
Jesus is a feminist - and so am I
The very basis of my feminism is deeply rooted in my faith. To expect me to divorce one from the other is to ask me to be neither. This journey of...

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