In this extract from bell hooks’s book ‘Outlaw Culture’, (chapter title above) she expounds on women’s role in confronting rape culture
Using an ever-present danger works to benefit men — no matter their education, profession, class or outward social behaviour
After news that house songstress Lady Zamar opened a rape case against hip-hop crooner Sjava, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has removed him from its 2020 lineup
Gender-based violence is escalating as the social crisis deepens. Some activists want a special council for survivors
Mentally ill men and women are easy targets for rapists, who are often known to them, and they don’t always report such incidents through fear
Many attacks go unpunished, and those that are reported often fail to end in indictments or make it through the judicial system, rights groups say
"Twenty-thousand people were killed in the past year. The majority of killers and victims are men," Ramaphosa says at summit.
Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time for a new take on an old subject.
When people can’t get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.
We must teach our sons to respect women, call out buddies and check our own attitude
Breaking the silence on sexual violation is powerful but how we do it is another question
Sexual assault survivors are silenced by societal prejudice, lack of support from their community or family, secondary trauma and rape myths.
We need to air our own complicity in muting the voices of sexual assault victims
Just 340 guilty verdicts from 3952cases: a new study shows how the dreadful reality of how the system is failing victims of this ‘priority crime’
Victims will suffer while laws criminalising image-based sexual abuse are being developed
"We must ask difficult questions about the underlying drivers of violence if we are to eliminate gratuitous violence in society"
Her death comes barely a week after Karabo Mokoena’s 22-year-old burnt body was discovered in a shallow grave in Johannesburg, last week.
It’s a pity that the cartoonist’s work is still able to hurt so many who encounter it even casually, writes the Daily Vox team.
The comments were met with a public outcry and a gross misconduct complaint was laid against her
A film about the sexual abuse of one woman should be the start of a movement to say: ‘No!’
Artists will hang 3 600 used panties on a washing line, the estimated number of women raped daily.
Anger over the government’s absolute failure to tackling gender-based violence has seen a resurgence of gender activism – and it’s young and militant.
The condonation of rape at the highest level of government brings all women’s lives under attack.
‘The Journeymen’ is politically naive, seriously flawed, and Sipho Mpongo’s sexual assault charge hung heavy over the audience at DIFF.
It’s difficult to speak out but their evidence can help to change laws and provide justice and support.
Rape culture pervades university life, but it can be eradicated if reflection replaces self-preservation.
It is very clear that the issue of rape needs serious attention. If the protesters achieve that, it will be a step forward.
A US global fund has cut back on critical funding for services provided to survivors of violent crime. Government must provide a sustainable solution.
ANC’s interest in women’s rights seems to have evaporated when it is most needed.
Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.
Patriarchy and men scarred by racism violate women to assert their masculinity.
Many men, thanks to social stigmas, are ashamed to report sexual hate crimes – but they are almost as common as they are against lesbians.