By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe The speech is done. The State has announced its priorities for this year. Women were not highlighted as Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 ‘Where are We’, Part 2 ‘Women and the Economy‘, Part 3: ‘Energy and the Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 – ‘Where are we’ here, and Part 2 ‘Women and the economy’ here It seems important Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 here. State of the Nation Speeches often begin with a discussion of the economic Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe This State of the Nation is one that asks you, for a few moments, to consider to Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe I moved to Harfield Village in April last year. For a little village that basically lies between Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Cape Town swimming coach Tim Osrin was arrested last week when he allegedly beat up a middle-aged Continue reading
Should FeministsSA continue to allow male contributors? What are the benefits? What are the downsides? Jen Thorpe raises a few questions and wants your feedback.
Domestic violence is the most common form of violence experienced by South African women, yet the State is withdrawing financial support for organisations supporting women. What happens to those who can’t access those services? Jen Thorpe explores the issue.
The teachers and principal at Jordao College have broken the law and committed the crime of ‘compelled self-sexual assault’ on the learners whose underwear they inspected. It is now the time for the MEC to hold them accountable, not to request an ‘apology’.
Some of you might be interested in finding out a little bit more about how the election process works, who your representatives currently are, or how people in your neighbourhood are voting. Here are some key links that will be useful to you
A recent research seminar brings to light some of the costs of gender-based violence to the South African Government, and finds that there is a compelling need for better budgeting by Departments and a bigger budget overall.
Jen Thorpe takes on FeministsSA’s second political party analysis and looks at Agang SA – one of the two new kids on the block in South Africa.
Jen Thorpe assesses the responses of rape survivors, and asks whether we have any right to have any expectations at all.
Jen Thorpe attended Obama’s town hall discussion on Saturday, and wishes she had got a chance to ask two difficult questions.
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.
Jen Thorpe discusses Kenny Kunene’s disastrous examples of ignorance regarding rape, and argues that his comments regarding his statutory rape of students require investigation by the police.
As of this month (April 2013) we will be doing a monthly survey of women’s magazines across SA. You will have the opportunity to rate your magazine and each month we will give a shout out to the best and worst.