OPINION: On feminism and the art of 'looking back'

2019-08-31 07:00

Feminism can be done alone, but activism is collective, something we do together… and, for me, it all begins with a look, writes Stella Viljoen.

Guest leaves wedding early “because it’s sexist”

2019-06-20 13:01

A woman was so enraged by her friends’ level of traditionalism at their wedding, she decided to leave the special occasion early.

Women are more productive in warmer offices because it makes their brains perform better

2019-05-23 16:09

Researchers from the US and Germany found that women are better at mathematical and verbal tasks at higher temperatures.

A Nike photo on Instagram featured a woman with armpit hair and the comment section erupted

2019-04-27 09:01

People had some thoughts about the image, which features Annahstasia Nigerian-American singer, and yes some armpit hair.

Get your girl squads ready for Beyoncé's next album, which will tackle women's rights themes head on

2019-03-18 16:16

Award-winning star Beyoncé is reportedly planning to write a new album with a women's rights theme.

This feminist bookstore aims to address the gender gap in collectors’ books that sees books by women being 45% cheaper

2019-03-11 11:47

A rare bookstore in London, specialising in works by women, aims to redress the gender imbalance in western literature. 'The Second Shelf' started as a Kickstarter campaign in May 2018, raising over £30 000 (R560 468). Six months later, what was supposed to be an online bookstore became a brick-and-mortar location in Soho. The shop's owner, author AN Devers, had the idea after noticing that rare book dealers and collectors are predominantly male, and tended to ignore books written by women.

Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri brings back the bucket hat in a celebration of '50s sisterhood at Paris Fashion Week

2019-02-27 12:02

Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri once again celebrated feminism and sisterhood in her collection for Christian Dior at Paris Fashion Week that delved into the independent styles of the 1950’s Teddy Girls.

Remembering Mandela's version of liberalism - inclusive and diverse

2018-12-05 07:34

South Africans will have to reimagine the possibility of community if they want to live together peacefully in this country, writes Amanda Gouws.

Activists call on Beyoncé to cancel her Top Shop and Ivy Park deal

2018-11-01 16:57

Beyoncé fans are asking the singer to cancel her Ivy Park line with Top Shop. This comes after the stores founder Sir Phillip Green was accused of sexual assault and racism.

Fashioning fake feminism

2018-08-06 11:55

It is Women’s Month and women all over the world seem to be hyped up on Beyonce, but a healthy scepticism is encouraged before you buy that #BossLady handbag.


ANALYSIS: Little is left of the feminist agenda that swept South Africa 25 years ago

2019-08-07 07:49

Twenty five years ago, on the eve of democratic transition, South African women were optimistic. Two decades later their hopes have come to nothing as the ANC Women's League became the ventriloquist for men and their factions.

Meryl Streep urges younger feminists to keep fighting sexism

2019-06-11 10:38

Meryl Streep has warned younger women to keep fighting for equality to avoid losing the gains made by previous generations of feminists.

'She's Gotta Have It' star DeWanda Wise says portrayals of black women who explore sexuality on their own terms are important

2019-05-22 11:35

DeWanda Wise, star of Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It," says there's room for different types of feminists and having 'ownership' of the way black women are portrayed is important.

Meghan Markle says her husband, Prince Harry, is certainly a feminist

2019-03-25 13:53

The Duchess of Sussex discusses feminism and the role men can play in having a gender-neutral conversation about women empowerment globally.

Barbie is celebrating the brand's 60th birthday by unveiling the most diverse doll collection in the brand's history

2019-03-12 20:09

The company has rolled out several new additions to its lineup, including a "Shero" collection honoring prominent women and a line that includes a wide variety of dolls.

Dolly Parton isn't too keen on labeling herself as a feminist

2019-02-28 10:47

Dolly Parton accepts her art and actions make her a feminist but she would never use that term to describe herself.

An Ivanka Trump lookalike is vacuuming up crumbs in a new art exhibition

2019-02-06 09:26

A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up.

15 Oprah Winfrey quotes and anecdotes from her #IsithunzisaBafazi speech

2018-11-30 19:50

The Isithunzi saBafazi event, organised by the Graca Machel Trust, was an afternoon of inspiration — one that celebrated the 5th anniversary of Tata Madiba's passing and sought to restore women's dignity.

WATCH: 'When women judge other women harshly - it's men who end up benefitting'

2018-10-24 12:22

One of the best illustrations of misogyny is the kind of hostility that people feel the minute the subject of feminism comes up - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the damaging impact of misogyny.

A 7-year-old girl convinced the New Zealand Transport Agency to change its sexist road signs

2018-08-02 17:06

Because you’re never to young or too old to fight the good fight.

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