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‘I’m too sexy to rape’

You may have read that DA MP Masizole Mnqasela was acquitted on rape charges in Cape Town a few weeks ago, and claimed that he…

Gay love is here to stay – hooray

This weekend in New York hundreds of couples got married. For the first time in their (sometimes very long) relationships, they were able to commit…

Feminism is not a wave, it’s an ocean

Dear Jacques, Firstly, thanks for the links to FeministsSA — I appreciate them. The more interest in feminism, the better (even if it is misguided…

Is genderless worse than gendered?

Most of us will remember lessons in how to be either female or male. We were told, no my girl, don’t play in the mud.…

Girls, boys lead different lives because of govt services

If the leading cause of death for girls under eleven is HIV and the leading cause of death for boys of the same age is road traffic accidents, what does this tell us about the way our lives are gendered?

Gendercide

If you could, would you choose the sex of your unborn child? I was browsing my Blackberry App world on Sunday and found a scary…

Feminism, man hating and power

Last week after a talk at Idasa on feminism, one of the audience members asked me “how do you reconcile the idea that feminism should…

Pandora’s box

Tick the appropriate box. White or black or other? Xhosa or Tswana or other? Jewish or Hindu or other? African, European or other? Male, Female…

The feminist mistake

When I say I’m a feminist, I bet you have a clear idea in your head about who I am. If I said I was…