Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Hannah Mentz

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Hannah Mentz

You wouldn’t think that 20 years into democracy, you would still have to argue that segregating pupils in schools is not right.

In fact, just to make it clear, segregating people according to race anywhere is not okay.

But here I am – after a slew of reactions online – I find myself needing to explain why it’s, plain and simple, not okay.

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Stop blaming the victims

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Victim blaming is nothing new. But in recent weeks I’ve been astounded as to just how entrenched it is in people’s minds.

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Male rape – it’s real

Credit: GCIS on flickr

Credit: GCIS on flickr

In an effort to be calm and exude relaxation, I try not get too riled up about things I read. But sometimes there are things that really ruffle my feathers. This time, it’s the reactions I see to male rape…

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Well hello there!

It has definitely been a while.

So where have I been you may ask? Well, my blogging became very infrequent due to illness and when I did post, it was to News24 Voices.

Now that I work for a media company, it would be a conflict of interest to post opinion pieces on a competitor’s site. So I’ve come back to this neck of the woods to return to blogging.

I will be uploading the pieces I did on News24 (as we are allowed to do that) over the next few days and then begin posting new content.

Hopefully I will be able to inform, entertain and provoke thought once again.

If you’re curious about my health, you can check out my fibromyalgia blog Ageing Ungracefully.

Otherwise you can look forward to me posting about news and politics right here :)

“You strike a woman, you strike a rock” – the famous quote from the 1956 women’s march on the Union Buildings.

Apparently, many took that quote to mean you can therefore strike a woman over and over again.

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