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Jen Thorpe

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Jennifer is a feminist, activist and advocate for women's rights. She has a Masters in Politics from Rhodes University, and a Masters in Creative Writing from UCT.

In 2010 she started a women's writing project called 'My First Time'. It focuses on women's stories of significant first time experiences. Buy the book on the site http://myfirsttimesa.com or via Modjaji Books.

Jen's first novel, The Peculiars, came out in February 2016 and is published by Penguin. Get it in good book stores, and on Takealot.com

Do you have to say NO for it to be rape?

I was talking with some family members a while back about rape and something scary became apparent. Most people think that there is a grey…

Is rape something we can joke about?

I was watching Ricky Gervais’ Fame tour last night and about 30 minutes in he starts joking about rape. In the skit he asks “what…

Spam — not just a scary type of ham

You won’t believe what I’ve won this week. I’ve never been so lucky. I couldn’t believe it. My Karma cow finally moo’d into the pasture…

The stupidest invention this century

I’m sure many a man has heard of the vagina dentata — a mysterious and powerful vagina with teeth that will devour a penis in…

Secrets from the ladies’ locker room

There is something that each one of us has in common. Underneath all of our clothes, we are naked. Yes it’s true — even in…

The war on women and men

You have to be able to talk for someone to hear you. You have to be able to speak the same language for someone to…

Feel it, it is here

People are walking with a spring in their steps. They tread as though the ground is bouncing them to higher goals, higher dreams, higher hopes.…