Despair is a luxury we can't afford

2017-11-30 10:44

Patriarchal violence affects everyone. Every person. It is violence from the state, society, all the way down to toxic, violent and fragile masculinities, itself something caused by the harms patriarchy inflicts on us, writes Ayesha Fakie.

What Norwegian soccer teaches us about 'radical economic transformation'

2017-10-10 11:43

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has spent much of her campaign trumpeting "radical economic transformation" but ironically, this has not included a conversation on equal pay for men and women, writes Mondli Zondo.

Rise of the tech bros means gender pay gap may widen

2017-09-22 14:00

While the ranks of women engineers have risen, they’ll need to take a quantum leap to shrink the gender pay gap in a global economy hurtling into the digital age.

Empowering women in fight against abuse

2017-08-27 06:00

Hardly a day passes without South Africans being exposed to heart-wrenching stories about women and girls who have suffered violence and abuse, writes Ayanda Dlodlo.

Will the real female heroes please stand up?

2017-08-06 06:06

There is a rare type of businesswoman who, without much support or connections, creates jobs and puts food on the tables of many South Africans, writes Tess Sulaman.

Stellenbosch University condemns sexist 'Stellies Rage' Facebook page

2017-07-05 19:58

Stellenbosch University has condemned the Facebook page Stellies Rage after it posted an anonymous submission advising readers how to have sex with women in university residences.

I am a sex worker: criminalising my work puts me in danger

2017-06-15 10:46

I’m a sex worker and this is my profession to support myself and my family, to further my studies, to save up for my future and to gain financial freedom and security.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:10

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases, writes Sello Hatang.

'If you don’t want to be called trash, change your behaviour' Malema tells SA men

2017-05-26 05:19

EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged South African men who are against the hashtag #MenAreTrash to change their behaviour and start protecting women.

Can you choose your baby's gender?

2017-04-12 11:37

If you could pick having a baby boy or girl - would you?


16 days for a better understanding of gender violence

2017-11-27 10:49

The struggle for women to live their daily lives whilst feeling safe has never been highlighted more than it was this year, writes Rebecca Sibanda.

Men and women in tech struggle together to land work after 40

2017-09-27 11:15

By at least one metric, men and women in technology are treated the same: As they get older, they struggle to get hired in equal measures.

Stop asking if we're ready for a woman president

2017-09-19 11:21

Instead of waiting for us to be ready, women must shatter that glass ceiling whether it makes us uncomfortable or not, writes Mondli Zondo.

When will we stop celebrating abusers?

2017-08-06 06:06

August should be the most important month of the year because it creates awareness about the rights of South African womxn, writes Rhodé Marshall .

On the EFF and gender

2017-08-06 06:06

The crucial internal challenge that the party is yet to confront with vigour is gender justice, writes Simamkele Dlakavu.

On my radar: Stop the man spread

2017-07-02 06:11

The spread of androcentrism in our society goes far and wide – from a seated position to more toxic behaviour, writes Dion Chang.

Sex sells or sex cells?

2017-06-11 06:10

The disparate arguments against and in favour of decriminalising the sex trade are put forward by Chuck Stephens and Ishtar Lakhani.

Death penalty is no answer to women abuse

2017-05-28 05:58

In trying to address the huge problem of gender-based violence, let us not hide behind the death penalty. It diverts attention away from the more complex question of what needs to be done, writes Zonke Majodina.

How to offer equal opportunities at work

2017-04-23 07:23

There are 200 million missing women and girls in the world by current calculations – that’s doubled since The Economist ran its cover story on this global catastrophe in 2010.

Women drown in morass of male dominance

2017-03-26 06:34

The devastating story of the woman who was raped in a taxi as her child was forced to lie facedown nearby, which has exposed a ring of rapists that appears to have been operating for more than a year, is another appalling example of the unrelenting violence and constant threat of violence women, writes Gayle Edmunds.

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