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Robert Hamblin
Art that explores fatherhood and transracial adoption
July 3, 2015
The meaning of the word “family” is queer to me. Semiotically I know what the word is supposed to signify. Semantically I know what its heteronormative conventions denote.…
Claudia Rankine attends the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 6 2015 in Pasadena, California. (AFP)
Poet Claudia Rankine: ‘The invisibility of black women is astounding’
July 1, 2015
When Serena Williams was contesting the US Open in 2012, the American poet Claudia Rankine watched from the stands, engaged in a parallel skirmish of her own. She…
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Wimbledon set for heat breaks — but only for women

Wimbledon, for long associated with depressing rain delays, will introduce emergency playing rules for hot weather for the first time on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s. Organisers say a heat rule, which allows for a 10-minute break between the second and third sets of women’s matches, can be called for when …

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10 documentaries that will make you rethink everything you know about food and health

Standard American fare like hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, fast food, and frozen snacks are typically unhealthy and laden with saturated fat. Even the brands that are deemed “skinny, slim, for weight loss, etc” are not good choices in comparison to real food. This point makes perfect sense after watching the bounty of health and food …

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Claudia Lopes
The shame of South Africa’s domestic violence
A recent article on IOL news stirred up a furore. A 40-year-old woman had been fatally shot by her husband who then turned the gun on himself. You would have been forgiven for thinking the outrage that emerged in the online commentary was that of condemning the killing of yet…
Kagure Mugo
Dick measuring: What is masculinity in today’s world?
It's 2015, we live in a world of women’s rights, sexual fluidity, city living and the rise of the metrosexual man. A great number of things have changed since 1832. Hell, many things have changed since 1992. For one, a woman no longer dresses like her boyfriend, he is more…