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
Joy-Mari Cloete argues that men in general make lousy feminists
Jen Thorpe asks what the Zumaspear tells us about South African masculinity
Jono Smith asks the important question – What’s in a name?