Women’s worth is not in their reproduction – a response to Jay Naidoo

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

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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

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*