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Annoucement of QFFF 2019
Queer Feminist Film Festival 2019
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 12:15

Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) is making a comeback to Bertha Movie House in Khayelitsha, Cape
Town, on the 24th and 25th of May 2019! Last year’s event was a huge success and, it only made sense
to make do it again.
QFFF is a feminist film festival for the LGBTQIA+ community to come together in celebration of queer
organizing, our experiences and sharing knowledge. And, it's the first of its kind locally!
Through the film festival, we’re working towards engaging and countering the disconnect between
queer and/ or feminist activists, creatives and the broader community. We're here to bring the queer
and/ or feminist community together!

Statement by Gender Dynamix on Caster Semenya Verdict
In Response to the Caster Semenya Verdict-statement by Gender Dynamix
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 12:00

By Gender Dynamix

Released: 1 May 2019

 

Call for Justice for South Africa's Golden Girl
As we reflect on Workers' Day today, 1 May, it is ironic that one of our most successful athletes’ career hangs in the balance because of the discrimination she has had to endure in the world of sport based on her classification as an intersex person. Socially, her dignity has been targeted on account of her lesbian sexuality and masculine gender expression. From high hopes to shattered dreams! Today we have experienced a major setback in the ‘so-called' era of advancing human rights and respect for diversity, globally.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/01/caster-semenya-loses-landmark-legal-case-iaaf-athletics
Caster Semenya loses landmark legal case against IAAF over testosterone levels
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 12:00

The South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya is considering an appeal after losing her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, in a decision that could end her career as an elite athlete.
 

Dr Barbara Boswell
Letter to the Editorial Board of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 11:30

Dear Editors
We write to strongly object to the publication (March 2019) of the article ‘Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in Colored South African women’ by Nieuwoudt, Dickie, Coetsee, Engelbrecht and Terblanche. We ask that you retract it because of its racist ideological underpinnings, flawed methodology, and its reproduction of harmful stereotypes of ‘Coloured’ women.

Intervening in abusive relationships
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 10:15

When we ask: “Why do women stay in abusive relationships?” we transfer blame away from the perpetrators of violence.

This was the premise of Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier’s thesis back when she was a master’s student in the Department of Psychology.

Mail & Guardian:​ Transforming UCT: Reflections on the road ahead
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 10:15

Statement by The UCT Black Academic Caucus

It has been encouraging to witness the revolutionary changes taking place at UCT over the past few years: the fall of the Cecil John Rhodes statue, the return of Mahmoud Mamdani, the renaming of buildings, the dialogues around sexual violence, artworks and curriculum change, and the many less visible day-to-day shifts in attitudes, practices, and policy-making.

Nigeria: Buchi Emecheta - Okowa, Others Mourn Literary Icon
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 - 12:15

The literary world was again thrown into mourning following the news of the death of one of Nigeria's renowned literary figures and authors of the world acclaimed novel, Second Class Citizen, Florence Onyebuchi "Buchi" Emecheta.

Emergence, an Artistic Journal of Women and Gender non-conforming Africans
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 - 12:15

Women have a lot of interesting stories. So many cool, sad, sexy, funny and strange stories. Stories that inspire and stories that make you shake your head and roll your eyes. Stories that turn you on or make you want to turn away.

Queering Universities
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 - 12:15

In the final episode of The Academic Citizen for 2016, Dr Mary Hames joins us to discuss issues of gender and sexuality within spaces of higher learning. Heteronormativity and patriarchy are still dominant within South African society, which makes it important to analyse how our universities respond to questions of sexuality and the rights of queer community members.

Feminist Africa 21: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa is now out!!
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 - 12:15

From wigs and weaves to skin-bleaching to the clothes that we use to cover or reveal our bodies, fashion and beauty are complex structural considerations for women in Africa, and at the same time immensely personal. 

In the Fall: Decolonisation and the rejuvenation of the academic project in South Africa
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 - 12:15

One line of critique against the discourse and movement known as “Fallism” that is gaining increasing currency in South African public and academic discourse is, put simply, the contention that the student activists are insufficiently literate in the radical social theories they purport to represent

The real Fezekile 'Khwezi' Kuzwayo as her family knew her
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 - 13:00

Many have in the past tried to piece together the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, but it was at her funeral service on Saturday that her family would reveal the real woman they knew.

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