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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.

TO GENDER STUDIES STUDENTS: Venue information for second semester courses (2016) now available
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 - 12:15

To all Gender Studies Students: Please note that the venue information for Gender Studies second semester courses (2016) is now available.

Tue, 17 May 2016 - 12:15

Contributors  are  invited  to  write  on  the  topic above from  either  a  research  or  an  activism  perspective. Abstracts and contributions must be written in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience.

Angry feminist? Damn right I'm angry
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 - 12:15

Earlier this month, on a Nigerian feminist’s Twitter feed, I spotted men earnestly arguing the case for child brides. In 2016. On International Women’s Day. And once again, a question that’s been haunting me for decades started running like ticker tape across my mind: Why do men hate women so much?

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 - 11:30

Over the weekend, as the arrest of the suspected serial rapist dominated the news, we as UCT Survivors ask ‘What about all the perpetrators of sexual violence in their class rooms and residences that UCT has not offered a reward for?’ If the management of this institution are serious about tackling sexual violence on this campus, they need to be open about the perpetrators that are part of the UCT community.

‘Tokenistic, objectifying, voyeuristic inclusion is at least as disempowering as complete exclusion’‘Tokenistic, objectifying, voyeuristic inclusion is at least as disempowering as complete exclusion’
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 - 11:30

Kimberle Crenshaw captures the motivation for the UCT Trans Collective’s disruptive intervention at the Rhodes Must Fall movement’s one year anniversary exhibition most eloquently.

TO GENDER STUDIES STUDENTS: Venue information for first semester courses (2016) now available
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 - 11:30

To all Gender Studies Students: Please note that the venue information for Gender Studies first semester courses (2016) is now available. 

Nurturing Wellness among Men
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 - 11:30

Recording posted by the folk at The Voice of the Cape, 91.3FM, of the interview by Mishka Darries of Kopano Ratele, a professor at the University of South Africa who co-facilitates a men’s group with Shahieda Jansen in Cape Town

Dreaming Feminisms
Dreaming Feminisms: Futilities and Futures
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 17:00

The African Gender Institute invites you to a series of conversations,choreographed with Desiree Lewis (Women&Gender Studies, UWC) and a panoply of provocative feminist interlocutors.

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.


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