Patriarchy: Why women in South Africa will never have equal rights

2018-07-23 11:53

It would seem that in this country men have all the rights and all the power.

Why the ‘can I speak to the manager’ haircut has you hot and bothered - an explanation

2018-04-10 14:58

This cropped 'do has been getting flack for years as adopted by women the world over. But unlike the meteoric rise and fall of Crocs, this one seems to be sticking around. Even though it's mostly villainised.

Feminism, patriarchy and abuse: Why South Africans should watch The Handmaid’s Tale

2018-02-22 06:00

“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.” – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, 1985.

Practising your politics in a patriarchal world

2017-11-29 07:45

We must constantly assess the discrepancy between our personal and public lives, most especially when choosing our political leaders, writes Ashanti Kunene.

This is why I wouldn't quit my job for my husband

2017-05-17 12:45

Because a successful career and a happy marriage shouldn't be mutually exclusive.

High school student shamed for "inappropriate" attire on Civvies Day

2017-02-22 16:35

A 17-year-old learner at Little Falls Trinityhouse High School was recently refused access to class because her top revealed a small portion of her stomach.


Exposing 'slay queens' online - do we have any right to judge their 'lavish' choices?

2018-06-12 17:15

There's a worrying trend of people exposing young women on social media for leading a lifestyle that some see as improper. Unless someone is in danger, is it anyone's business to interfere?

Bare breasts in SA: are we allowed to free our nipples online and IRL?

2018-03-23 16:14

After a recent preliminary ruling in Fort Collins, Colorado in the US which allows women to bare their breasts in public without getting fined, we look at whether there's an equivalent here at home.

Smash the patriarchy, heal the wound: It's #TuesdayTruths with Nina Hastie

2018-02-06 11:36

This is a hard week to be upbeat.

What women want

2017-08-13 06:07

What do women want? A question that none of the businesses sending out endless invitations to lunches to “celebrate yourself as a woman” or to “enjoy a free spa day on us” ever asks, writes Gayle Edmunds.

The real reason why men police our looks

2017-04-06 09:09

The patriarchy tries to hit us where they think it'll hurt us most - attacking our physical appearance.

"Please, close your legs": why manspreading is not okay

2017-02-16 09:24

Gender inequality is still a major issue and women are still expected to shrink themselves in order to accommodate men.

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