• Of Women, Nudity & Socio-cultural Issues

    Of Women, Nudity & Socio-cultural Issues0

    On Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m. I woke up to go join a group of lady/women feminists for a Power Walk. The walk started at Lugogo Parking Lot – through Upper Kololo terrace – Prince Charles Drive up Elizabeth Avenue down Hill Lane back to Prince Charles Drive, Ekobo Avenue onto York Terrace, back to

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  • Child marriages, curse of Africa’s poverty?

    Child marriages, curse of Africa’s poverty?0

    Loveness Mudzuru (19) and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi (18) became celebrities overnight, after challenging the Customary Marriages Act, a Zimbabwean law which was silent on the minimum age for marriage. Zimbabwe’s Customary Marriages Act had no minimum age for marriage, while the Marriage Act, which governs monogamous marriages, states that girls under 16 cannot marry without the

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  • Beyond Representation: Maybe it is okay that some be dummies

    Beyond Representation: Maybe it is okay that some be dummies0

    During the first Presidential debate, Maureen Kyalya Waluube – who was the only woman in the 2016 Uganda Presidential race – said that some of the women in power are “dummies.” I suspect some of those women might have been horrified, especially given that it was coming from a fellow woman, one who has “been”

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  • Hand me a Spanner

    Hand me a Spanner0

    Feminist discussions with many friends often lead to “so why do you think you’re better than me?” And, no matter how many times I’m asked this I’m always surprised. There’s this idea that, because I’m speaking and thinking around patriarchy and about ways to dismantle a damaging societal structure, I consider myself better. As if

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