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[Podcast]Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?
[Podcast]Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
Recalibrating our responses
Recalibrating our responses
When an experienced and respected writer sent me a story she was submitting to the Mail & Guardian, with a note for me to please credit a...
The grey anatomy of a bad date
The grey anatomy of a bad date
The recent tidal wave of sexual assault allegations involving powerful men will mean very little if it isn’t followed by a setting of higher...
The toxic masculinity that fuelled Mugabe’s reign in Zimbabwe - and ended it
The toxic masculinity that fuelled Mugabe’s reign in Zimbabwe - and ended it
For decades, a key facet of Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe has been how he has used the symbols and rhetoric of the liberation war to support...
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
"On your marks! Get set! We are ready for Nkosazana!" These are the words to a catchy anthem composed for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's presidential...
​Three Ps against progress
​Three Ps against progress
Three Ps stand between the progressive vision of our constitution and reality for most of our people: privilege, patronage and patriarchy.
​What it feels like for a femme
​What it feels like for a femme
In my final year of university, studying history, I attended a public lecture by Yvonne Brown, a Caribbean scholar whose research on slavery,...
When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
I remember wondering if I could still wear my short night dress or my short pyjama pants. I had never felt like that in my entire life. I was 18...
Everyday commute of curiosity
Everyday commute of curiosity
I take three taxis to work. I leave home at 6am. I walk to the bus stop and take the first taxi, which takes me to the Tsakane taxi rank. From...
Where is the white feminist movement in SA?
Where is the white feminist movement in SA?
Six months ago, I got a phone call from a white girlfriend of mine. Well … we are not friends friends but we respect each other’s work...

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