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Six Years: Why Rhodes must fall

For weeks I had tried to keep out of the fray of the Rhodes discussion happening in UCT and Rhodes and other university and public spaces in South Africa. Rhodes university, in particular, because of the sore and broken state it had left me – thanks to the violence of the white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchal

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Feminism is not for everybody, although it can be

This morning I read Danielle Bowler’s commentary on the good versus bad feminist debate in her column We are all bad feminists, and that’s okay. While I’m all for a nuanced and reflexive critique on feminisms and their limitations in order to better develop and strengthen the movement, I found myself puzzled by what read to

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This is “corrective rape.” These are its rules.

Earlier this week, the newspapers reported the discovery of another dead and mutilated lesbian body. Yet another poor, Black, landless, queer body with a vagina has been killed and the story, we’re told, is because she was gay. As the routine letters of condemnation from State, public and political officials came in their multitudes, and

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The hair debate must end

A central pillar of the colonial project was the construction of the colonial subject. An exercise which necessarily required the absolute objectifiction of the native, even to herself, that she was no more than what was seen through her Master’s eyes. The continued question of the native’s hair is one such far-reaching implication of the

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My white husband calls me ‘nigger bitch’ during sex

A heartbreaking story which reflects, albeit quite extremely, the experiences I and plenty of Blacks in my experience have had in intimate relationships with white folk. This is why I find so much power and sense in this piece from which the excerpt below comes. “i deal with racism everyday. i would like my house,

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How to be a reverse racist: an actual step by step guide to oppressing white people

I’ve just about had it with white people claiming “reverse racism” at every off chance their whiteness is called into question and proactive measures are taken to reverse almost 400 years of their institutionalised privilege at the expense of Blacks. Several weeks ago, I posted on my personal facebook account a meme making mirthless jest

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