How I avoided becoming a crime statistic
Every year the crime stats are released, I get an unwelcome, visceral flashback to the day a teenager held a knife to my stomach. It was in the
Michelle Edwards recounts her personal experience of knife crime. (Getty)
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Germany ponders ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress
The continent of siestas and vacances, Europe used to pride itself on its healthy work-life balance. But as surveys show that increasing numbers of Europeans struggle to stop
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Open Book Festival: Catch the new feminist wave
The Open Book Festival is on at Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre until this Sunday, September 21. Debbie Loots spoke to a few participating local feminist authors, a publisher
17 lies we need to stop teaching girls about sex
September 17, 2014
Knowledge is power, and we can promote a healthier relationship with sex by encouraging a more open dialogue, teaching girls to feel comfortable with their sexuality and, most more
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Woman finds eggs of world’s most venomous spider in her shopping
September 10, 2014
The Brazilian wandering spider – perhaps the world's most aggressive and venomous spider – is a rare visitor to these shores, but has recently been turning up in more
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The many layers of Nonkululeko Phiri
September 9, 2014
Twenty-six years ago at 8am, maybe 8:08am, or perhaps it was more around 7am, Nonkululeko Phiri was born. More than two decades have since passed, a lapse that more
Panda accused of faking pregnancy for more buns and bamboo was maligned
September 1, 2014
Claims that a six-year-old panda faked signs of pregnancy to receive better treatment from her conservation centre carers have been debunked by one of China's leading panda experts. more
Abafazi – Special report
August 29, 2014
To be a woman in politics is first and foremost to understand the full history of patriarchy. That is, to understand the fight that came before you. Frene more
Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill
August 25, 2014
In celebrating Women’s Month, Constitution Hill in partnership with the Mail & Guardian, will be hosting Bars: The Price of Freedom Dialogue as part of the Colours of more
On always being ready ‘down there’, or, why Wilkinson Sword’s bikini trimmer ad makes me want to vom
August 21, 2014
The Wilkinson bikini trimmer ad is of the same ilk, where objectification is flimsily disguised as empowerment. Gloriously annoying, wholly and bafflingly contradictory, it sets out the idea more
Row over French MEP’s veil comments
August 20, 2014
A French member of the European parliament and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach more
No buts about it: Buttock augmentation is a fast growing trend in plastic surgery
August 14, 2014
Botox and boob jobs are the two most popular cosmetic procedures performed worldwide, but by far the fastest growing surgery is buttock augmentation, or gluteoplasty - a procedure more
Accolades and egos – are they worth it?
August 5, 2014
“I’m the best at everything”, he said to me. We were nine years old at the time. When I asked him why he had said this, he said more
Isis denies ordering that all girls in Mosul undergo FGM
July 25, 2014
Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation in order to prevent "immorality" more
Zoo jeans: Would you wear denim custom ripped by lions and tigers?
July 9, 2014
Japanese brand Zoo Jeans describes its product as "the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals". It may sound like the work of Zoolander designer Mugatu, but more