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Elmond Jiyane
End the war on women’s bodies
November 28, 2014
November 25 marks the beginning of the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women Campaign. Since 1991, the 16 days have been used as a global organising strategy…
Adrian Steirn
Where there’s wool, there’s a way
November 28, 2014
A small figure walks across the entrance of Rhodes University’s chemistry department. Purse in hand, she almost makes it to a door before she is stopped by a…
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Bill Cosby: Is this what a rapist looks like?

Social media have been buzzing with the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Some people have wondered: “Why were these women silent for so long?” His lawyer said: “Just because these decade old accusations are repeated doesn’t make them true.” It seems unimaginable that the famous Cosby could have drugged and raped these women. But who …

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UnSorbet yourself

By Pearl Pillay “The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today’s woman has become her ‘beauty’.” Naomi Wolf’s sentiments from her book The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women sprung to mind as I drove on the M1 North today. The refreshing feel of a new billboard on the highway was …

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African models on the international stage
African models on the international stage

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Jane English
Still more face chores…
Renée Zellweger, the darling of all us less-than-perfect women: loved for her round cheeks, curves and squiff facial features; adored for failing the fight-against-fat in Bridget Jones’s Diary, has become a time-traveller. She now appears younger since her Bridget days’ some 10 years ago. Instead of winning the press’s approval…
Jenny Goodrick
Many things change after 55…
“Over 55? Try our new brand of joint formula and join hundreds of thousands of other happy arthritis sufferers.” Many things change after 55 but this advert sticks out like a sore thumb. My knuckles have been a little achy of late and they all seem to have thickened. “Oh,…
Cath Jenkin
Getting over the terror of public speaking
Open up just about any magazine or browse the self-help section at your nearest book store, and you’ll be flummoxed by just how many words throw themselves at you, promising to imbue your life with a sense of … confidence. Now, I used to be the biggest fan of self-help…
Mia Von Scha
Shyness is not a disease
The drugging of our children has reached ridiculous proportions over the past century. We label our kids as having ADHD because they can’t sit still and dose them with Ritalin. We label our kids as depressed because they experience normal human emotions like sadness and grief, and pop them on…