Since May I have been following the hashtag #FirstHarassed, created by Mikki Kendall, who asked women to share their first experience of being sexually harassed. She further noted that harassment is often framed as an adult issue, but a number of the stories shared reveal that many women first face harassment as kids. Having…Details
Koketso is a mother, campaigner, blogger and occasionally works as a digital communications consultant in South Africa. She is also a liker of things; a lover of people, and has no sense of humour.
Following a speaking engagement some years ago, an audience member who was a prominent black man came to congratulate me on the topic, content and delivery of my presentation. Our conversation was all good and well until he said something like, “I wish more young black women were like you, doing great things instead of…Details
Living in a patriarchal world, means that a number of stereotypes are consistently portrayed in the media. These stereotypes often find their way – into children’s cartoons. This ranges from the problems with female superheroes and the sexualisation of female cartoon characters to the lack of girl protagonists. There is also often the problem of…Details
In many discussions about the infidelity of men, vitriol is often aimed at the women with whom they cheat. A common theme in many of these attacks is that the woman with whom a married man cheats is responsible for the affair, almost as if her mere presence led to it, as opposed to the…Details