Equality

#ForBlackGirlsOnly and no longer asking for permission
By Maneo Mohale On the warm and bright morning of January 31 2016, #ForBlackGirlsOnly Johannesburg -- an event organised for and by black cisgender and transgender women --
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Sexism alive and well in schools
I hope I'm wrong. I really hope I'm wrong -- because my evidence is anecdotal. But it seems to me that despite all of the gender equality measures
A Pokot girl in Kenya is stopped from running away after hearing she is to be married off. Her father had secretly arranged a dowry with her future husband. (Siegfried Modola/Reuters)
Zimbabwe bans marriage for under-18s to protect child brides
Zimbabwe's top court on Wednesday outlawed marriage for anyone under the age of 18 in a ruling hailed by activists as major progress towards ending child marriage. The
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No sex in this city: The bare-faced cheek of Paris’s most sensual museum
January 19, 2016
The Musée d’Orsay in Paris was wrong to call in police when performance artist Deborah de Robertis posed nude next to Manet’s Olympia, a painting often seen as ...read more
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Black women watch cricket too
January 18, 2016
I have had a great love for cricket since my early teens, a passion instilled in me in the mid-1990s by the increased general interest in cricket brought ...read more
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Bill Cosby and his enablers
January 14, 2016
Long before the Black Lives Matter movement raised the problem of immoral police (and vigilante) violence, African Americans grappled with its reality and the seemingly impenetrable logic which ...read more
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Spanish MP causes stir by bringing baby to parliament
January 14, 2016
He has not been elected and he cannot vote on policy, but five-month-old Diego was one of many new faces as the Spanish parliament convened for the first ...read more
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Role model? South Africa’s obsession with Beyoncé
January 13, 2016
I remember watching the music video to Destiny’s Child’s Independent Women as a child, failing hopelessly to mimic the dance moves and looking on in awe as the ...read more
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Sexism Valley: 60% of women in Silicon Valley experience harassment
January 13, 2016
Sixty percent of the women working in Silicon Valley experience unwanted sexual advances, according to a new survey released this week. About two-thirds of them say that these ...read more
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Why using ‘pantypreneurs’ in a tweet was wrong
January 12, 2016
There are some things sisters should not do to themselves. Such as drag other sisters down. If you call yourself a feminist – for the lack of a ...read more
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Swedish police accused of covering up sex attacks by refugees at music festival
January 12, 2016
Sweden’s prime minister has condemned a “double betrayal” of women after allegations that police and media covered up sexual harassment by recent immigrants at a music festival in ...read more
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Sexual violence won’t end until states plug ‘gaping’ legal hole, says expert
December 18, 2015
A “gaping hole” in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former UN special rapporteur on the causes and ...read more
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Young Negro Girl: Should artworks with offensive names get an update?
December 17, 2015
Very few artists give their works names. When a painter has just put the last touch to a masterpiece, she does not stand back and wonder what to ...read more
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Saudi Arabia elects up to 17 female councillors in historic election
December 14, 2015
In a historic first for Saudi Arabia, up to 17 women have been elected as local councillors in a poll in which women -- who are banned from ...read more
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Tanzanian lawyers say up to 50 women divorced for defying husbands in vote
December 8, 2015
Up to 50 women in Zanzibar have been divorced for taking part in the recent Tanzanian elections against the will of their husbands, according to lawyers and women's ...read more