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Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Last Friday, a third-year university student died of suicide at home in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko had been raped in Makhanda in May.
Sex positivity takes on patriarchy
Sex positivity takes on patriarchy
It was, in part, growing up in a village in Limpopo that saw Theto Mahlakoana eschew the traditional ways in which women are expected to express...
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Last week, on 17 May 2018, the Ministry in the Presidency responsible for Women delivered the Budget Vote speech for the 2018/2019 financial year....
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
Academic and political analyst Sithembile Mbete taught me a simple but crucial insight into the true cost of racism. There is a lot intuitively...
Social justice organisations are not squeaky clean, and we must do better
Social justice organisations are not squeaky clean, and we must do better
As the local director of a funding organisation, a human rights attorney, and as a South African woman, I am glad this country is now having a...
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Singer and composer Mbuso Khoza has a versatile and affecting voice that allows him to make strong contributions to any musical ensemble he...
[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...

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