Opinion Pieces

27th July 2021

“Bekezela” (“Perseverance”): A double-edged sword

“Bekezela” (“Perseverance”): A double-edged sword By Pfarelo Matsila Introduction Many women generally, but particularly in the context of matrimony, have mothers, grandmothers and/or aunts who inspire […]
28th June 2021

The Zimbabwean National Heroine: (Re)reading Nationalism, Gender and Sexuality

The Zimbabwean National Heroine: (Re)reading Nationalism, Gender and Sexuality by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Zimbabwean nationalism and gendered identities Broadly, the literature of nations and nationalism neglects […]
30th May 2021

Gendering the Bun in the Oven: Gender Reveal Parties and their Impacts

Gendering the Bun in the Oven: Gender Reveal Parties and their Impacts By Vickashnee Nair (2021)[i] Exploring the phenomenon of ‘gender reveal parties’ on Google and […]
13th May 2021

Old Ways, New Times

Old Ways, New Times by Shalate Belinda Pakati “Women need to understand that it’s okay for a married man to be in a sexual relationship with […]
22nd April 2021

“Don’t commit suicide, don’t be foolish, vote Zanu PF and Live!” A critical analysis of political promotional messages in Zimbabwe’s political space

“Don’t commit suicide, don’t be foolish, vote Zanu PF and Live!” A critical analysis of political promotional messages in Zimbabwe’s political space By Justice Medzani* Introduction […]
1st April 2021

Fowl run Politics: Masculinising Zimbabwean Nationhood

Fowl run Politics: Masculinising Zimbabwean Nationhood by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Masculinities, Femininities and the Nation/al Family During Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe, the metaphor of the […]
13th December 2020

Our home and our mother: The gendering of nature in climate change discourses

Our home and our mother: The gendering of nature in climate change discourses By Tinashe Mawere, Henri-Count Evans & Rosemary Musvipwa Introduction: Re/thinking climate change Gendered scripts, […]
1st December 2020

What AIDS epidemic? – a World AIDS Day message from the CSA&G

What AIDS epidemic? – a World AIDS Day message from the CSA&G Next year it will be forty years since the first stories of a new […]
6th November 2020

Fighting for Pure Lands: Land Purity, Polluting Figures, Male Power and Violence in Zimbabwe

Fighting for Pure Lands: Land Purity, Polluting Figures, Male Power and Violence in Zimbabwe by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Contextualizing the Zimbabwean land question In Zimbabwe, land […]
29th September 2020

Personal Reflections on the Idea of “Violence” From a Queer South African Woman

My Body and Me: Personal Reflections on the Idea of “Violence” From a Queer[1] South African Woman by GS Pinheiro *Please note, this essay contains descriptions […]
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