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Why I am no longer talking to men about feminism
4 days ago
I recently engaged in a heated debate with a close male friend of mine. The debate, fuelled by the book We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, left us both gasping for air. It triggered an interest in digging deeper into the so-called system of patriarchy. I chose to intensely, rather than forcefully,…
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What I would say to my child
2 weeks ago
Can I tell you something that worries me? I want you to know that if you’re a girl, I don’t think you’re safe in this country. I think this land we call South Africa is stalked by many predators, but men stand out as the biggest predators. They are the ones you should worry about…
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I think I like girls...
3 weeks ago
“I think I like girls,” muttered my seventeen year old girl-self nervously after I’d being caught in the church cloak room by my grandmother, making out with a girl she’d always known to be my friend. I liked girls, a whole lot, for years I had known this about myself, but in that compromising moment…