There are more women registered to vote than men. In response, political party manifestos have increased their attention to gender issues.
The harsh reality is that progressive gender work in Southern Africa is being hamstrung by changing economic realities in the north.
My gender is one part of me; it is not everything of me. I’d be a fool to limit myself.
Now they really see me as someone who matters, thinks and feels, says activist Velisa Jara
Global studies reveal that first-hand experience alters fixed ideas about traditional roles.
Acquiescing to virginity testing in KwaZulu-Natal represents the start of an entrenched tolerance for patriarchy in the organisation’s ranks.
The country seems to be slipping back into patriarchy and election manifestos barely refer to women, yet they’re the largest voting group.
The disturbing trends run counter to the country’s constitutional and legislative advances.
While you may think the Goldilocks zone refers to not being too hot or too cold, it could also refer to the state of being simply human.
Research shows women are more likely to have high blood pressure and experts blame the added stress of unequal gender roles.
The Equal Rights Party, one with a focus on gender and sexual issues, will contest the national elections this year.
An overview of how South Africans spend their time shows that men get more time to socialise while women work in the home.
An emotional Annie Lennox called on South Africans to do more to fight the scourge of violence against women and children.
Instead of banning the diary from schools, as Gail Horalek would like, we should teach girls not to be ashamed of their bodies.
To some, gender may seem to be an unimportant topic, a frivolous diversion from the more critical problems of poverty, war, disease or racism.
It is an atypical argument for a gender activist to make – that the police must put more effort into investigating cases of stranger rape.
Parliament not giving enough attention to civil society and NGOs.
Adam Sandler’s latest comedy <em>Jack and Jill </em>may mark the moment when cinematic cross-dressing officially stops being funny.
Caster Semenya is all glammed-up on the cover of <i>You</i>. Harassment or harmless teenage fun?
Perhaps we should view the recent volley of insults about self-confessed womanising and wild whore libidos as a lancing of a national boil.
The creation of another structure in the form of a ministry to promote the rights of women, alongside other disempowered groups, is ill-considered.
South Africans should stop the hypocrisy and start engaging one another honestly about what kind of society we want.
Paying attention to our media and popular culture suggests that there is ongoing contestation about the meanings of gender in the nation.