Women speak: anorexia, dating double standards and #MenAreTrash goes viral

I watched my mom starve herself to death

Caira-Lee Durand lost her mother to the devastating eating disorder, anorexia.

"Growing up, I was used to my mother not always being around. I was used to her not sitting at the dinner table with me and my siblings. That’s just the way it was. I was used to ambulances, visits to hospitals, rehab centres and at the very end, frail care. Although my mother was only 53 when she died, her body had deteriorated so much that the doctors described her health similar to that of a 98-year-old. She was on dialysis four times a week and could no longer go to the bathroom on her own."

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#MenAreTrash is not about bad dating experiences

South Africa was recently shaken by the news that yet another woman, Karabo Mokoena, has been murdered by her boyfriend. Social media fast became a triggering environment for many

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Age is just a number: Brigitte Trogneux and the French President

How would the relationship play out in the media if Macron were a 39-year-old woman and her spouse, the 64-year-old man? We don’t have to look very far for examples. It happens all the time.

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