An apathetic response to an epidemic problem

I begin this article with a trigger warning: the content below divulges in matters of womxn’s assault, rape and killing by men. It tells stories of womxn you may know and they aren’t pretty. This was not easy to write as it is a very scary and sensitive time for womxn who, like me, are…

The Complainers Club – A platform for venting

Cry laughing. That’s how I would describe what her story and choice of words did to me in that moment. She made me cry laugh. As I heard her speak about a date in which a guy called womxn “bitchy” and she responded with, a comment on internalized misogyny. But here’s the thing, it’s not…

Desperate Measures: can gender-based violence be resolved?

Black South African womxn are desperate for legislation to be part of their lived experience. Black South African womxn are desperate for legislation. Black South African womxn are desperate. The forerunner this year has to be Gugu Ncube. Wearing only a black panty and placing another panty over her breasts at the Union Buildings, she…

Youth Activism is Bigger than Instagram

The internet is political. People have been using the web to activate for (and against) things that get their heart rates up since the days of floppy disk connections. The 2000s saw the internet move from a distant space above us to an integral part of our everyday: fundamentally changing the way that everything from…

Reconciling and healing through food with Zayaan Khan

“I don’t get involved in politics” is a feathery statement and an illusion —the very act of breathing is political; the politics of being, as expressed through money politics, identity politics, work politics and food politics. Food activist and seed librarian Zayaan Khan is engaging these politics. Her spear is two pronged; challenging repressive food…

Sex that Isn’t About White Guys

Pretty much everyone is having sex. When we think about sex as more than just a man and a woman doing missionary, almost all of us are engaging in some form of sexual behaviour (both with ourselves and with other people). Sex is normal, and so media’s depictions of sex should be normal too. The…