By Nicole Graham I became a local government councillor on 18 May, 2011. At the time, I was a 21 Continue reading
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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.
Daniel Sincuba explores the idea of using billboards as social norms changers, and argues that we need much more than that.
Claire Martens explores some of the effects of living in a violent patriarchal world in the after math of the Elliot Rodger shooting, and in light of the #yesallwomen campaign.
The Heinrich Boll Foundation will be hosting a virtual conference on Challenging Patriarchy from 28 – 30 October. Join them!
Athambile Masola considers marriage “It’s impossible to write a book about the liberation of women without talking about marriage. And it’s impossible to identify as a feminist and not wonder about the institution of marriage. I realise that there are many feminists who have overcome this angst and decided on marriage in spite of the naysayers who simply denounce marriage as an example of why patriarchy still exists. It’s too easy to say that marriage is absolutely bad for women. When women are no longer property, moving from their fathers to their husbands, the terms and conditions of marriage must change because a woman is choosing to be with someone in spite of the social expectations.”
Stefan Frederick debates the inclusion of men in the women’s movement and argues that there must be a place for men.
My Body, My Choice, an exhibition highlighting women’s autonomy and their right to choose is leaving the small university town confines of Rhodes and Grahamstown and bringing its message to Cape Town.
Jen Thorpe asks how far we are away from a female president.
Maduduzo Rebecca Sibanda argues that street harassment is more about men than it is about women.
Tammy Sutherns asks what we do when patriarchy has our father’s face
Jen Thorpe asks what the Zumaspear tells us about South African masculinity
Jono Smith asks the important question – What’s in a name?
Gcobani Qambela criticises Jonathan Jansen’s reduction of black males to a situation of violence and hopelessness.
Athambile Masola teaches teenage boys, and reflects on the lack of positive images of men that they have to draw from.
Nobantu Shabangu explores men’s discomfort with feminism, and speaks about the way we are responsible for changing that in today’s piece.
Cobus Fourie reflects on cross dressing, and the way that women’s clothes affect their motility
Here Jason Katz, filmmaker, talks about what male characters in Hollywood tell us.
Ritsie Mashale argues that telling women what to wear situates the responsibility of sexual violence with the victim, rather than with the perpetrator