What the Malema ‘nutcracker moment’ at SONA says about sexual violence in SA

On 9 February, while involved in a scuffle in Parliament, Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema grimaced in pain. Someone had “grabbed his balls”, and someone got a photo of it. So Malema posted it on Twitter. The bastard is squeezing my balls yeses, they always go for my balls this white shirts.They do this all the time, hai.No retreat fighters pic.twitter.com/PQsEsgEG0z — Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 10, 2017 He claims members of Parliament’s protection services grabbed his “nuts” as they tried…

Humans are just not built for monogamy

When we are children, we are told that one day we will grow up, get married, and when we're ready (to have children) – we will have sex. We were lied to. The truth is that you're going to grow up, and sex is going to have you - whether by force or voluntarily. We are not in control - the forces of sex (and the politics it comes with) control us, to a large extent. We negotiate sex from a position of relative weakness. To understand that - and to bear that in mind - should make us more forgiving of ourselves, and more…

UKZN rocked by plagiarism allegations against DVC

Correction: The Daily Vox has issued an apology to the professors named in this story. You can read it here.  The University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) is facing scandal as allegations against the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, and a former senior member of staff have emerged. Potgieter has been embroiled in a series of allegations of misconduct, racism and the latest - "a serious violation of scholarly standards" and fraud. A damning report reveals that Potgieter and former dean of…