feminism

 
Sigh. I’m still protesting
Sigh. I’m still protesting
I have been holding this sign since the 1980s, when I became a feminist activist, while studying in the United States for my PhD in political...
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
I was about nine years old when I first experienced pussy grabbing. I was feeling unwell, had been vomiting and, with a high fever, was feeling...
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Errors in email addresses contributed to the row between the protector, the bank and the president
Men should embrace feminism
Men should embrace feminism
When I go jogging around a park or pass a construction site, I do not have to worry that I might be sexually harassed by being dragged into a bush...
The age of the feminist influencer
The age of the feminist influencer
Let’s face it. Social media is built for show offs. People who feel no way about rebranding themselves as the avant garde of a movement they...
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. But no one ever said anything about judging a book by its name. When a friend presented...
Bricked in by the walls of patriarchy
Bricked in by the walls of patriarchy
The story of fighting sexual harassment in the university tends to be a story of failure. It is a story of trying to address complaints, giving...
Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
It remains a mystery why political parties do not canvass the women’s vote when women can swing an election in South Africa. There are over...
Story of an African feminist
Story of an African feminist
With a long fascination for both the Karoo and storytelling, I have surprised myself by belatedly realising how little I knew of one of the...
Young reading
Young reading
MR PENGUIN AND THE FORTRESS OF SECRETS  by Alex T Smith (Hodder)
The witch is she who dares to act alone
The witch is she who dares to act alone
Women are burnt — across diverse locations, for different reasons, in both metaphorical and material ways.
The fear of the feminine is futile
The fear of the feminine is futile
I was in grade six. My teacher softly suggested to my grandmother that I must be sent to a boy’s high school, to “man me up” because I played...

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