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LOUD WHISPERS: The Heaven For Little Girls

LOUD WHISPERS: The Heaven For Little Girls

I told mummy That daddy was hurting me She said, ‘Shhhhhhhhhhh Hush girl Don’t let anyone hear you How dare you?’ She called me a liar She called me a prostitute She called me an evil spirit I was sick for a long time Then all of a sudden, I did not hurt anymore I […]

Hurdles Of A Single Lady – The ‘Perfect’ Wife Material

Hurdles Of A Single Lady – The ‘Perfect’ Wife Material

As a young woman, it is very disturbing that your worth sometimes is not seen until you do some kinda jobs. This dating scene is hard and it is getting harder because of this unnecessary wife material cage. I am going to be speaking on behalf of those women who haven’t found the man of […]

The Ultimate Backlash: A Feminist Perspective on Sex Dolls

The Ultimate Backlash: A Feminist Perspective on Sex Dolls

Last year, I watched a short in-flight documentary about a young man in Japan whose sole companion is a life-sized doll. He was shown having meals with the doll, watching TV and lying in bed with it. Up to that point, I found his behavior eccentric and not necessarily creepy, until his mother showed up […]

Rising To the Challenges In The Humanitarian Sector

Rising To the Challenges In The Humanitarian Sector

What is the future of humanitarian action? We live in times of unprecedented humanitarian need. Globally, aid agencies estimate that 100 million people worldwide need some form of humanitarian help, at a cost of USD 22 billion. If you are anything like us, you are probably sick and tired of humanitarian pieces that begin with […]

Promote Full Participation Of Women In Society – Gender Commission

Promote Full Participation Of Women In Society – Gender Commission

Section 17 of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission act calls on the state to promote the full participation of women in all spheres of the Zimbabwean Society on the basis of equality with men, Zimbabwe Gender Commission chairperson, Margaret Mukahana Sangarwe has said. Speaking at a breakfast meeting on women in leadership in the private and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Dinner

LOUD WHISPERS:  Over Dinner

Pat: I am so glad we could do this at last Jemike: It seems there are never enough hours in the day Pat: How was General’s funeral? Jemike: It went very well. It was as grand as we all knew it would be. Security was very tight. My Aunt and I drove up to the […]

Egyptian Women With HIV Hide From Social Stigma In Silence

Egyptian Women With HIV Hide From Social Stigma In Silence

Nearly five years ago, when Safaa* was 26 and a mother of two, she discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) – a disease which destroys the immune system of its host. To her, this was worse than a death sentence – it would force her to keep her medical history secret from even […]

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

It was Thursday afternoon. I’d been invited to the soft launch of a new restaurant that evening, and I’d invited a guy I’d recently met through online dating to join me, only to have him cancel last minute. As someone who tries to live her life with a “no regrets” mentality, the choice was clear: […]

Immoral Hazard: The Gender Inequality Of Risk

  Whilst the international media reported that over 800 people died in Haiti due to the impact of the recent Hurricane Matthew, a gender breakdown was not given even though your chances of surviving a natural disaster often depends on your sex. This inequality of risk is increasingly important in a world of more frequent […]

Why Female Role Models Matter

Why Female Role Models Matter

The conversation about feminism is currently experiencing a resurgence in mainstream media, pop culture and politics. What better time than now to acknowledge the women that laid down the path for our current conversations and look forward to the feminist issues that matter to us now and in the future? Telling a story has the […]

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