Why the casual sexism at UCT matters

By Dela Gwala “The girls here are all sluts man, is it any better at Rhodes?”. I overheard this question on Jammie plaza last year. The unidentified dudebro essentially ruined my lunch and made me vow to continue hiding out in the postgraduate corners of this institution.  Against my better judgement, I continued to take … Continue reading Why the casual sexism at UCT matters

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The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence

By Dela Gwala Last year, Tim Osrin made the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town infamous by attacking Cynthia Joni because he thought she was a sex worker. Five UCT students cemented this new found infamy by assaulting Delia Adonis on the pavements of Claremont. “ Racially-motivated” attacks is what the headlines cried. But in both these … Continue reading The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence

Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Sexualities: An Anthology

Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Sexualities: An Anthology Co-Edited Dr. Rujuta Mandelia (Temple University) and Moiyattu Banya, MSW (Temple University) Papers are invited for an anthology that provides the historical foundations of diverse feminist discourses on gender, race, class, sexuality and disability vis-à-vis nationality, citizenship, and post-colonialism, the critical understanding of how women live their … Continue reading Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Sexualities: An Anthology

Special Issue of the *Journal of Lesbian Studies*

“Lesbian”/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015 The *Journal of Lesbian Studies*, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of “Lesbian”/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa. The multiple configurations of same-sex practices and relationships across the African continent, alongside the … Continue reading Special Issue of the *Journal of Lesbian Studies*

Call For Contributions To Gender & Development’s March 2015 Issue “Working On Gender Issues In Urban Areas”

The March 2015 issue of the international journal Gender & Development will look at Working on Gender Issues in Urban Areas. G&D is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and is essential reading for international development researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. G&D is currently read in over 90 countries. It is published as an online/print journal at … Continue reading Call For Contributions To Gender & Development’s March 2015 Issue “Working On Gender Issues In Urban Areas”