Sexism

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

The EFF Only Pose As Feminists

Journalist Karima Brown has laid charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema after Malema shared her cell phone number in a tweet...

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

The Girl At St Agnes, And The Dark Side Of SA’s...

With The Girl At St Agnes, South African streaming service Showmax hopes to compete with international original created content. The show which debuted January...

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE.This is...

Date My Family And Male Chauvinism On TV

Mzansi TV shows continue to tell a sad story of entrenched patriarchy. The reality show Date My Family’s latest episode left social media aghast,...

Ada Hegerberg Deserves RESPECT

It's nearly the end of 2018 and we are still having the exact same conversations about women in football. Conversations constantly arise calling for...

Hey UCT, Here’s How To ACTUALLY Make IT Attractive For Women

Patriarchy continues to be pervasive in all sectors of life. The Information Technology (IT) sector is no exception to this. The sector has traditionally...

Class, Patriarchy And Racism In the SRC Elections At Tuks

The elections at the University of Pretoria have come and left in the year 2018.I must say the burden that they carried sometimes lead...

Toya Delazy: Why I Named And Shamed A Homophobic Bully

Pop star Toya Delazy has been hit with heavy criticism from some Zulu men on Twitter over the past few days, after she posted...

How After Hours Game Shows Mental Illness

After Hours is a video game that deals with gender-based violence and Borderline Personality Disorder. It was created by Bahiyya Khan, a 23-year-old Experimental...

In Pictures: The #TotalShutdown March In Pretoria

Spirits were heightened as womxn* gathered at the old Putco depot in Pretoria on Wednesday before the Total Shutdown march began. We were singing...

#TotalShutDown in Durban: “I Am Here To Send A Strong Message”

On Wednesday scores of women and gender non-conforming people marched in the streets of Durban to the City Hall over violence against women and...

#TotalShutdown: “We Are Dying At The Hands Of Men, It Has...

In a sea of black and red, thousands of womxn* from all over Gauteng gathered in Pretoria on Wednesday morning to take a stand...

Pretoria Shutdown As Women And GNC People March Against GBV

On Wednesday, thousands of women and gender-nonconforming people took to the streets around Southern Africa. They were marching against the scourge of gender-based violence...

#100MenMarch: Not Nearly Enough

Large crowds of men scare me. I just don’t feel safe around men - particularly unfamiliar men. It’s in large crowds of men that...

The Gender Pay Gap Is Just Not Going Away

The Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong, is a professional surfing competition which is currently taking place in KwaZulu Natal form June 25 till July...

In Defence Of Safe Spaces

Safe spaces are often mocked and misunderstood. Those who are excluded from certain safe spaces feel discriminated against or feel that it is a...

It’s 2018 And Football Is Still A Chauvinist’s Safe Space

There is a pervasive notion that football belongs to men. The sport has historically been dominated by male players, male commentators and male supporters....

The Stigmas Of Sex Work “To Be Blessed And Slaying”

Over the last three years a new tagline of a type of sex work has populated much of social media under the name of...
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