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Masculinity, also referred to as manhood or manliness, is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men. It is a phenomenon that is socially constructed[1]. Social masculinity is not only perpetuated by fathers unconsciously teaching their sons to be tough in order to be seen as true man in society but...
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(This article is available in both English and French. Scroll down for the French translation) Clémentine is a 23-year-old coltan miner and mother of three, who dropped out of high school to get married.[1] A few years ago a friend invited her to try out mine work, teaching her how to mine. Her husband, who...
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This International Women’s Day, let’s learn to recognise himpathy in the media we consume, in our politics and in the workplace, and stop letting it distort and justify sexist and misogynist behaviour. I recently come across the concept of himpathy while listening to a Hidden Brain podcast. It set off a string of lights along...
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“My skin is black My arms are long My hair is woolly My back is strong Strong enough to take the pain inflicted again and again What do they call me My name is AUNT SARAH”, (or rather, Nokwanda) When it comes to narrating the struggles and pain of women, no one makes me resonate...
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Today, I’m sat here like many other women in South Africa, I’m tired, I’m sad, I’m heavy, I’m hopeless. Woman’s month has just passed us. Actually no it didn’t just simply pass us- it came and it traumatized us. Continually reminded us painfully of how unsafe we are, how unloved, under appreciated and unvalued we...
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Contrary to popular belief and societal norms I am woman enough and there is nothing I need from someone else that I cannot give to myself. Women on a daily basis are defined through stereotypes and are often also defined against a man, most may argue that it is important to do so because we...
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Today, the 28thof May, is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. On this day 32 years ago in Costa Rica, during the reunion of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), it was declared International Day of Action for Women’s Health. The WGNRR is a network of members, which was established 1984, who...
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Moreover, the problem with how we think about racism is that we think of it as a social pathology that affects Black people. And, again, the problem with how we think about classism is that we think of it as a social pathology that affects the poor. The ultimate problem with this kind of thinking...
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Also, may we all find the courage to embrace the broken pieces, stories and struggles of ourselves because it is from these very same places that our power emerges. It is the rising as Victors from these dark places that qualify us as more than enough, more than worthy and more than capable of getting...
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