By Jen Thorpe
I’m sure by now that all of you have seen the Democratic Alliance (DA) election poster featuring DA leader Helen Zille, mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille and spokeswoman Lindiwe Mazibuko. Three women were chosen as the face of the campaign for the election in two weeks, to compete with the many male faces seen on the election posters of other parties.
But what does this actually mean for women? In the National elections Zille was elected leader of the DA, the major opposition party, but chose to elect an all male cabinet. Does a poster of three women mean anything for women in SA? Are their policies and plans going to benefit women at all?