Jen Thorpe sees a poster in a shop window saying ‘Keep Calm and slap that bitch hard’ and asks the shop owner to take it down. This is what happened.
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the ‘bystander approach’ to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You’ve also seen him in the award winning documentary “MissRepresentation.”
Tammy Sutherns explores the work of Adrienne Rich, poet and activist finding that she inspires further writing.
Tanya Pretorius assesses the award-winning Silver Linings Playbook in relation to the Bechdel test and finds it wanting.
Athambile addresses the differences between different types of families, and how this should impact our thinking about single mothers
Benedicta Van Minnen argues that whilst Thatcher may have made some mistakes, the type of criticism that was leveled at her and other female politicians speaks to deep seated sexism.
Stefan Frederick debates the inclusion of men in the women’s movement and argues that there must be a place for men.
It’s your first opportunity to rate your May edition of your worst or best women’s magazines. Scores to be released by 25 May.
The media play a vital role in determining social perceptions of
women. They don’t only ‘represent’ reality – they help to construct
and define it. The South African media is saturated with images that
deride women, that market women as objects for sexual consumption.
Magnum ice-creams, Maverick’s cologne, Nandos chicken burgers – these
are among the products that local advertisers have sought to sell by
mimicking sexist stereotypes. Add to this list – security gates. Read the complaint from a number of concerned parties regarding Xpanda’s latest set of advertisements.
The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (UK), with links to the books on Kalahari