Opinion Pieces

23rd November 2021

Critical Reflections on Feminist Contributions to Understanding Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Arguments for Post-Structural Feminism

Critical Reflections on Feminist Contributions to Understanding Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Arguments for Post-Structural Feminism by Justice Medzani Introductory remarks and background This […]
18th October 2021

The Cake and the Couch: South Africa’s (in)visible bodies and disobedient messaging during the ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests

The Cake and the Couch: South Africa’s (in)visible bodies and disobedient messaging during the ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: The ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests and […]
8th September 2021

Resisting bisexual erasure: A reflection note

Resisting bisexual erasure: A reflection note By Pfarelo Matsila Bisexual erasure is defined as the cultural de-legitimation of bisexuality as an intelligible sexual identity (Khuzwayo and […]
23rd August 2021

Missing

Missing  by Dipontseng Kheo  At the beginning of September 2020, my Aunt’s nine-year-old went missing. She was playing outside when a man wearing blue work overalls […]
18th August 2021

The Erecting of Nehanda

The Erecting of Nehanda by Tinashe Mawere  Please note: This is part of a longer draft paper “In search of a curved Nehanda” in which I […]
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 […]
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