AlgoaFM radio interview with Dr Lesley Ann Foster
2 September 2016
The Long Road Ahead Towards Gender Empowerment
AlgoaFM radio interview with Dr Lesley Ann Foster to mark National Women's Day
9 August 2016
WHOSE PORN, WHOSE FEMINISM?
In recent years, a trend known as “feminist porn” has gained visibility. Including films and even an annual Feminist Porn Awards ceremony, an increasing number of women are embracing the idea that porn, if done right, is compatible with feminism. Lost in the emphatic “hurrahs!” about freedom and empowerment is any honest discussion about what happens in porn, how women get into it, or how it impacts women outside the industry.
ALARM BELLS AS NEW PUBLIC PROTECTOR TRAMPLES ON THULI
When the Democratic Alliance first raised concerns about Busisiwe Mkhwebane in parliament and refused to vote for her as a contender for the public protector’s job, many of us chose to hold our tongues and give her a chance. But if Mkhwebane’s first week in office is anything to go by then we are in deep, deep trouble.
WOMEN-ONLY LEADERSHIP: PROGRESSIVE OR DISCRIMINATORY?
The notion that it is discriminatory to restrict governance or leadership of an organisation to the groups that an organisation works with is to miss the equality wood for the trees. An organisation designed to work exclusively on black men’s health should be led by black men, so that its work is most relevant to the needs of black men. Disabled people’s organisations should be led by disabled people.
MANIFESTO ON HOW TO RAISE A FEMINIST CHILD
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIES
The Nigerian novelist and writer has published a new 15-step manifesto on how to raise a feminist child which discusses gender roles and the place of women in the world.
THE REFUGEE CRISIS IS A FEMINIST ISSUE. WE CAN'T JUST SIT BY AND WATCH.
As the global refugee summits draw nearer, world leaders need to be pressured into alleviating women’s suffering.