patriarchy

 
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...
Cheating Mrs Penguin is no different to women who cheat
Cheating Mrs Penguin is no different to women who cheat
BODY LANGUAGEA penguin recently lost his partner...
#Fees2017: Open letter to the South African ambassador to the United States
#Fees2017: Open letter to the South African ambassador to the United States
South African students and workers in New York are on their way to the South African consulate, where they intend to hand over a letter...
The art of teaching daddy’s girls
The art of teaching daddy’s girls
As a teacher privileged to work in what is considered to be a somewhat prestigious former model-C girls- only school, imagine my surprise last week...
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit...

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