Melanie Judge* This post first appeared in the Mail and Guardian GENDER Some months back, at a work event in Europe, a man exclaimed how distressing the #MeToo campaign was for him because, as he put it: “Now I can’t even rest my hand on a woman’s knee without being accused of sexual harassment.” My … Continue reading Watch Where You Put Your Hands, Oaf !
Haji Mohamed Dawjee** No one owns their stories and the telling of them like white male writers. They are given endless opportunities for it. They can write about anything. They can pen rants about white-men problems and white-men wealth. They can wax lyrical about cars and boats and spaceships. They can have reams and reams … Continue reading WE DON’T REALLY WRITE WHAT WE LIKE*
Jeanne Bodenstein* Spaces where researchers, activists and students can gather to share thoughts, ideas and dreams, are few and far between. That is why we were so grateful and excited when the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Law and Society offered to partner with us to host a panel discussion on developing court models … Continue reading Sharing Insight to Develop Better Court Models
*Emmah Wabuke How can we convert women into a feminist political force rather than political footstools of the more quintessential polities, such as ethnicity? This post has no answer. Instead, it provides a roadmap, through a series of questions, which will hopefully lead the reader into a working formula on HOW to create a feminist … Continue reading The Making of a Feminist Political Constituency or How to Theorize a Bonobo Sisterhood Polity
How does it feel, sista? How does it feel to be used my sista? How does it feel to be another ‘unappointable black’? How does it feel when the ‘benevolent’ white massa finally reveals his true colours? How does it feel, sista, to know that after you saved their ass’ in 2015 and 2016, they … Continue reading Betrayal
Wami Kolawole* What do you mean when you say the Trump era? And how true is that assertion in the context of South Africa and even Africa’s realities? That was the first question problematizing our chosen topic, in what would turn out to be an intimate but highly stimulating discussion. To this initial salvo, the … Continue reading History and Violence, responding to white supremacy: America and South Africa in the Trump era… A retelling of the event
Emmah Wabuke* Following the expose about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predatory behaviour, many were quick to show support for the women accusers. This public response is best summarised by the ‘We Believe You’ tone in the now-controversial Lena Dunham’s tweet: ‘The woman who chose to speak about their experience of harassment by Harvey Weinstein deserve our … Continue reading Trickling Down the Weinstein Effect: Enter the Bonobo Sisterhood