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Free the nipple

by: Guest Contributor - 15 March 2017

Free the nipple

Kuthwa isizathu sokuba singanxibi iibhodi is because ziyadura, and asinamali, asizi afford-i. Ayisuba yichoice yethu. Kodwa enyinto endidikayo kuyo yonke lento is the fact that if you’ve got saggy boobs then you’re not allowed to, “apparently”– like?!? What is the meaning?? Oh also, they don’t want to see everything. VALA AMEHLO MNTA’ SEKHAYA, XA UNGAFUNI...

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Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

by: Onele Liwani - 8 March 2017

Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

We’ve all had those nights, you know the ones, where all the drinking and dancing ends up with you and your friends passed out in the living room. This familiar scene is how this episode of web-series, The Foxy Five opens. The Foxy Five is created, directed and written by Jabu Nadia Newman who is...

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We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

by: Onele Liwani - 19 January 2017

We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

Some of our female contributors have been complaining about their bad experience when buying condoms in supermarkets. We sent two of them undercover to buy condoms, and seek help from male assistants specifically. Watch the video below, to see their reactions. RELATED: Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women  

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5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

by: Tina Redman - 12 October 2016

5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

Sometimes straight people, even well-meaning ones, say the most offensive things to me without even realising it. These are the five most annoying. “So you are one of the boys” So, one day a group of guys tried to hit on my girlfriend. She rejected them by pointing my way indicating she was with me....

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Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 23 August 2016

Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women

For women, being catcalled  by men is almost daily experience. Curious to see how men would react if the tables were turned, we took to the Cape Town CBD and Langa township, with hidden cameras, to find out how men would react to being catcalled. Watch the video below for their reactions. Video shot and edited...

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What it feels like to see again after 10 years of being blind

by: Aphelele Ndamse - 24 June 2016

What it feels like to see again after 10 years of being blind

At age nine, Philani Twala sat in class and struggled to see the black rectangular chalkboard with white chalk writings on it. All he could see were shapes and shadows. This had never happened to him before and he was so scared that he asked his friend, Xolani, to take him home. This was in...

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Award-winning filmmaker Zandi Tisani on her evolution in the South African film industry

by: Shingai Darangwa - 25 May 2016

Award-winning filmmaker Zandi Tisani on her evolution in the South African film industry

Zandi Tisani has achieved a lot. This year, the Johannesburg-based filmmaker was part of a team that won two awards at the SAFTAs (South African Film & Television Awards) for Best Achievement in Scriptwriting in a TV Comedy (Those Who Can’t), and Best Achievement in Scriptwriting in a TV Drama (Umlilo). To mark Africa Day,...

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This is what it felt like to be at #ForBlackGirlsOnly

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 2 February 2016

This is what it felt like to be at #ForBlackGirlsOnly

The invite was clear. Black girls only, wearing black. And we came in our numbers to attend #ForBlackGirlsOnly event held at Constitution Hill on Sunday. All, or most, wearing black, despite the scorching heat. Some were thinking, It’s about time. “I think we’ve all been waiting for someone to have the guts to start something...

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“I’m a black woman who smokes and I don’t appreciate your judgement”

by: Anam Joseph - 9 October 2015

“I’m a black woman who smokes and I don’t appreciate your judgement”

I live in Khayelitsha, and I’m a smoker. Me and some of my friends face constant judgement from the men in my community, including from those who themselves smoke. Some of my girl friends (who did not want to speak on video) have also been beaten up by their boyfriends for the habit. Here, I voice my views...

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“Gay sex education would have helped me accept myself”

by: Lucille Dyosi - 11 September 2015

“Gay sex education would have helped me accept myself”

A debate erupted in the Western Cape’s provincial parliament recently after MPL Ferlon Christians from the ACDP said a proposal to add homosexual education to the high school curriculum “made him sick”. The proposal came from Dr Gordon Isaacs, a psycho-social manager at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). Some of the syllabus,...

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