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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!

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.

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 (2017) is now available.

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.

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. 

Call for ABSTRACTS for 2016 AGENDA Journal: WOMEN, RELIGION AND SECURITY
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.

‘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.

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?

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. 

STATEMENT FOR #RAPEATUCT
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.

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