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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...
Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
One of the priorities for the United Nations sustainable development agenda is to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”....
A compass for a feminist future
A compass for a feminist future
I find myself praying for my abusive uncle and using my tears to bargain with God for a lesser punishment for him. He has tried to kill members of...
Feisty female farmer with va-va-voom
Feisty female farmer with va-va-voom
“When I introduce myself as a farmer, they say: ‘You are too pretty for that,’ but I’ve got a brain,” says Dineo Boshomane. “Others...
‘We can, like my mother, be feminist and Zulu at the same time’
‘We can, like my mother, be feminist and Zulu at the same time’
When I was 14, I asked my mother if I could attend the umkhosiwo-mhlanga — the reed dance. Her answer was as emphatic as it was brief:...
Feminist porn answers a need
Feminist porn answers a need
People are always pretending they do not watch porn. Ask people whether they do and they will give you a look as if you had just suggested they...
Islam and the first feminists
Islam and the first feminists
Women in Islam have slayed (with the sword and otherwise) for years. It’s a fact. But these facts are secrets. Just don’t read the Qur’an...
Feminism is: Skirting spaces between theory, practice, consensus
Feminism is: Skirting spaces between theory, practice, consensus
When I read something, there is usually a faint line that I can trace between the words and how they make me feel. That line is often barely there,...
#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India
#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India
Reading other women’s #MeToo...
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.

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