What’s in City Press Voices: No more free-for-all; August should be about more than just gifts; Men must cry for help

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City Press Voices August 30, 2020
City Press Voices August 30, 2020

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Ladies, we need to talk…

Andiswa Makanda says by using the word “b***h”, whether affectionately or in an unfriendly or catty manner to show displeasure towards another woman, women are all guilty of denying that sexism exists.

A rock of flesh and blood

The black woman has become so damaged and betrayed by allies and enemies alike that she has retreated to her “inner citadel”.

From the citadel, her strategy against enduring patriarchy and second-class citizenship is to accept that she is unlikely to enjoy true happiness or success because the forces denying her these are too great, write Sarah Setlaelo and Dimpho Takane-Maponya

No more free-for-all

Mondli Makhanya argues that we will now see a battle of attrition in the ranks of the ANC as factions accuse each other of who is more corrupt than the other and who should be punished for this and that.

It will not be a very useful and productive fight, but it will shift the needle.

If ANC factions start to see corruption as a swear word rather than a badge of honour, then we are going somewhere.

Wake up to fight the good fight

Chris Maxon writes that the ANC must punish the bad behaviour of its leaders and party members legally, socially, politically and publicly.

It can then earnestly begin to renew itself and, at the same time, restore the moral authority and credibility required to deal with transgressions by ordinary citizens.

August should be about more than just gifts

The duty is on men to do the work of undoing the culture of sexism and misogyny that we benefit from – a culture that is steeped in patriarchal practices and beliefs that women are the lesser sex, writes Geoffrey Makhubo

Men must cry for help

Madimetja Mogotlane says it’s time (for men) to seek professional help to curb the scourge of gender-based violence and this country’s other maladies.

We are not like sheep, we are imperfect humans who are fallible. We can no longer afford to be our own worst enemies. We really need to cry for help.


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