Touch Yourself – Because it’s good for you

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

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Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 'Where are We', Part 2 'Women and the Economy', Part 3: 'Energy and the Environment' As South Africans it seems that it is impossible to go a day without seeing a news headline of a violent attack in some form. Between 2006 and 2013, more than one million crimes … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

Female State of the Nation Part 2: The Economy and Women

By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 here. State of the Nation Speeches often begin with a discussion of the economic situation. So that is where Part 2 of this series will enter the discussion. Women make up the majority of the unemployed across all age categories, but particularly amongst the youth.[1] What is interesting about … Continue reading Female State of the Nation Part 2: The Economy and Women

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

A tragic tale of child abuse or just another police crime statistic?

Although we all need to take responsibility to prevent violence against women and children, it is also the government’s duty to ensure that its citizens are safe and thus logically the state should be ensuring that organizations which provide social welfare services on behalf of the state (as this essentially should be government’s responsibility) are given adequate financial resources and support. Claudia Lopes discusses this failing.