By Jen Thorpe Jay Naidoo’s recent article ‘I thought I was a feminist – until I heard their stories’ requires a response. Whilst Naidoo’s article starts out with considered space being given to the stories of the women who shared accounts of their abuse, and is positive in its reflections on what men can do to support … Continue reading Women’s worth is not in their reproduction – a response to Jay Naidoo
by Natasha Skoryk First off, I’d like to say that I read Lean In last year, and I liked it. I liked it so much that I took photos of certain paragraphs and messaged them to my best friend. I particularly loved the sections on not feeling the need to be ‘unemotional’ in a workplace … Continue reading Lean Back, Please
By Kagure Mugo 'Get your hands away from there.' This is the reprimand we have gotten since we were small girls, curious about what was going on between our thighs. Boobs? Sure. Legs? Cool. Hips? Fine. But this vagina thing...with its ability to change temperature, moisture levels and make you tingle all over, what is … Continue reading Touch Yourself – Because it’s good for you
Calling all radicals,activists, irreverents and academics to honour the 20th anniversary of the passing of Audre Lorde; a black lesbian, feminist, poet, mother, activist, lover and survivor who pioneered fighting societal oppression on every front.
It has been 20 years since the transition to democratic governance. In reflecting on progress made, the question of the contribution made by the National Gender Machinery (NGM) becomes an important one. Joy Watson considers what it has and could have meant for South Africa.