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Women Journalists and Sexual Harassment

Women Journalists and Sexual Harassment

Aarti Narsee tells how women journalists experience sexual harassment on a daily basis “You are so beautiful, are you married?” “I should have booked you into my hotel room.” “I will rape you.” These are just some of the utterances that I and other women journalists have […]

We, the women

We, the women

We the women by Emilie Gambade   “It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” Maya Angelou   I once wrote In one […]

Feminism, Politics and Femininity

Feminism, Politics and Femininity

  Feminism, Politics and Femininity by Joy Watson It can be hard being a woman. Feminism, politics and femininity and its associated implications of  the pressure to conform to limiting notions of right and wrong ways of being a woman are enormous. The assumption is that most of […]

A Double Violation

A Double Violation

Rape and Race – A Double Violation. Rebecca Helman writes about how racism affects those who have been raped and how it affects how we think about and respond to those who have been raped   The nurse approaches me in the waiting room. “Who […]

Black Hair is Political!

Black Hair is Political!

Riska Koopman on why black hair is political To say that hair is just hair, is the same as saying that all lives matter. If you’re gonna come talking smack, then please just don’t. It astounded me when people couldn’t comprehend the #BlackLivesMatter or #FeesMustFall […]

After the worst has happened

After the worst has happened

 After the worst has happened by Rebecca Helman  It is the end of my Honours year. I am at a party to celebrate. I am shivering, despite the warm evening as I stand with a group of my classmates on the patio. We are anxiously […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Berenice Paulse’s powerful story on how we are marked from the moment of our birth and how the process of naming is deeply embedded in gendered constructions of power. My only brother was born eight years after me, on a pale-sunny Sunday morning in the heart […]

Daring to be femi-nasty

Daring to be femi-nasty

Claudia Lopes talks about when it is time to get femi-nasty A pop-up on my Facebook earlier this week reminded me of an online conversation I had two years ago with a man whom I can only hope to never have the pleasure of meeting […]

Sherry Prenevost and the power of photography in social justice

Sherry Prenevost and the power of photography in social justice

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words: Discovering Sherry Prenevost by Joy Watson                     I first discover Sherry Prenevost’s photography at a dinner in Toronto. I meet her a few days before Christmas n 2016. Over aromatic red wine, I am […]

Feminism, Aprons and Manicure Sets

Feminism, Aprons and Manicure Sets

Carmine Rustin tell us about the day that feminism morphed into pretty aprons and manicure sets A few short years into our democracy, when I started as a researcher at the Parliament of South Africa, I supported the then Joint Monitoring Committee on the Improvement […]