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Chinese feminists jailed

Commentary for Herizons magazine. Views expressed are my opinions only.

I recently had lunch in Shanghai with a young woman who helped to put on plays to raise awareness about gender inequality in her community. 613 more words


why we still need women's equality day

You’ve probably heard that it’s #NationalDogDay. And, trust, me I love dogs. But did you know it’s also Women’s Equality Day?

That’s because on August 26th, 1920 American women earned the right to vote. 101 more words


Women and Wealth

In honour of Women’s Month, we as Mbewu Movement hosted our first women’s day event this past Saturday (22 August). Our discussions covered two very distinct yet equally important views about “wealth”- Wealth of Self and Financial Wealth… 555 more words

Mentor Event

A man's world - and always will be?

It is seldom that I read something that physically winds me. John Metta’s piece on Huffington Post entitled “I-Racist” did just that. If you haven’t read it I suggest you take a few deep breaths and do so. 691 more words

Anene Booysen

Pen maker Bic apologizes for telling women to "think like a man"

Oh, Bic. How did this one ever get published? In an ad meant to help celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, all the iconic pen maker managed to do was… 119 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Human Writes ….

A few years ago, Bic, the biro makers, were widely ridiculed when they advertised ‘a pen for her’, in pink of course, and apparently suitable for female hands. 488 more words


Dear 15 Year Old Me

As I happen to be in Johannesburg for South African Women’s Day I thought I’d post something in keeping with the day. So I’m posting today to raise awareness of a campaign a friend of mine has set up to combat depression amongst teenagers. 640 more words

General Musings