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Posts tagged as “feminism”

The notorious, dissenting RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg understood the consequences of her death, and that the cold political calculus of replacing her on the US Supreme Court would take centre stage. Her supporters should take heart from her persistence

Why women suffer in our society

I have written about the position of women in our patriarchal society from various perspectives on this site several times before – in the context…

The allure of Louisa Punt-Fouché’s poetry

Poetry is alluring. Who is there so insensitive among us that evocative poetic phrases would not move us? Yes, I know – there are indeed…

Researching and re-imagining the “Fag Hag”

By Zipho Dolamo We’ve all heard the term “fag hag” – generally defined as a heterosexual woman who primarily associates and maintains friendships with gay…

The Place of Sara Baartman at UCT

The label “Hottentot Venus” continues to haunt our memory of Sara Baartman. This moniker, used in Jean Reaux’s posters to advertise the exhibit of Sara,…

Women are patriarchal – and this needs to end

Dr Shahieda Jansen and Neziswa Titi Women are patriarchal. We know this from various sources and interpersonal engagements where we had been corrected by women…