feminism

 
Islam and the first feminists
Islam and the first feminists
Women in Islam have slayed (with the sword and otherwise) for years. It’s a fact. But these facts are secrets. Just don’t read the Qur’an...
Feminism is: Skirting spaces between theory, practice, consensus
Feminism is: Skirting spaces between theory, practice, consensus
When I read something, there is usually a faint line that I can trace between the words and how they make me feel. That line is often barely there,...
#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India
#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India
Reading other women’s #MeToo...
A man’s kiss-off: You ... feminist!
A man’s kiss-off: You ... feminist!
A few months ago I made friends with a Nigerian student I had met while waiting for the bus.
Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
Female soldiers who experienced sexual assault – or its constant threat – still struggle against the myth of the untouchable men they...
Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma’s rape trial has finally hit home
Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma’s rape trial has finally hit home
In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young...
Muslim feminism beyond driving
Muslim feminism beyond driving
The royal decree came on a...
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
When Liberians go to the polls in October 2017, there will be a disproportionate number of...
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
In a section titled Departures at the back of her new book of autobiographical essays, Pumla Dineo Gqola, a professor at Wits University’s...
Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
Rofhiwa Maneta recently self-published Metanoia, his first book. It’s a collection of short stories that blur the line between fact and...
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
For these young Batswana feminists, the academic terminology that has been popularised in online-driven social activism is useful but limited....
The limitations of outrage in the absence of answers
The limitations of outrage in the absence of answers
“South African men are trash, that’s who we are. If we don’t want to be called that, then let us change our behaviour.” This was said by...

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