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The cyclical politics of help

Black women and trans artists are worthy of support but it should not come with terms and restrictions

No holy cows in hate cases

Misogyny and hate speech cannot be left to institutions to deal with internally

Violence begets violence

A rape survivor endures a long, bitter struggle to overcome the hate of what he aches to be

Veteran journo slammed for ‘creepy’ interview with New Zealand PM

Charles Wooley has been criticised for calling Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern “attractive” and discussing the conception of her baby.

Homophobia and misogyny are kin

"Several aspects of this violent misogynistic episode, and how it has played out publicly, show us yet again that South Africa is no place for women."

​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way

From being a starlet in Sophiatown through to a disfiguring assault, Thandi Klaasen’s capacity for resilience meant she just kept on singing.

Too big, too strong, too powerful, too black for weepy, waifish Sharp and Jozwik

Caster Semenya’s moment of triumph illustrates very clearly what the problem really is — she isn’t white.

[From our archives] Angry feminist? Damn right I’m angry

Fury over the misogyny and hatred in social media is fuel in the fight for a better, equal world.

Satirical website brings all the bigots to the yard

Arwa Mahdawi started Rent-A-Minority to bring attention to diversity issues in the workplace, but she never thought she'd get actual requests.

M&G reduces former spy to a vagina on legs

The greatest irony is that focusing on Forsyth's sex life did not highlight the terrible things she did as an apartheid-era spy.

Serena’s grace transcends bigotry

She holds all grand slam titles again, but the greatest female tennis star is still being punished for being an unapologetically strong black woman.

Fear of the feminine recurs

Anti-gay and women's 'decency' laws are sides of the same coin and reflect men's patriarchy.

Our culture idolises monsters

Violent men can't be dismissed as deviant; our society shapes such distorted masculinities.

Why is it an insult to be a woman?

Phrases like "Where are your tampons?" and "Are your balls in her purse?" are bandied about ... in polite conversation.

My white privilege lets misogyny sneak in through the back door

For all the flak a restaurant owner received for reported racism, most seem to ignore his sexism. Haji Mohamed Dawjee imagines his jubilation at this.

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