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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Gender and local government: What needs to change

By Nicole Graham I became a local government councillor on 18 May, 2011. At the time, I was a 21 year old university student and wasn’t sure it was something I would do for any length of time. I was studying a post-graduate LLB and had been active in the DA since I was 17 … Continue reading Gender and local government: What needs to change

Patriarchy revisited: Alarming anti-feminist rhetoric expressed at Ministry of Women meeting.

Editor note: The link to the petition has been edited, and should work now  ---MEDIA RELEASE---- Patriarchy revisited: Alarming anti-feminist rhetoric expressed at Ministry of Women meeting. No plan to address gender-based violence. Yesterday the Ministry of Women in the Presidency held a meeting in Lakefield to announce their plans for the international 16 Days of … Continue reading Patriarchy revisited: Alarming anti-feminist rhetoric expressed at Ministry of Women meeting.