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Author: Frieda Mukufa


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    Condoms in my purse

    Condoms in my purse

    2021-03-26  Frieda Mukufa
    On every other ‘normal day’, what I would have in my purse or handbag besides my cellphone is; vaseline, eyeliner (even when I hardly wear it), a pen, lotion, pad and a condom. Yes, a condom.
    Rape culture

    Rape culture

    2021-04-16  Frieda Mukufa
    When there is a rape case in a newspaper, how often do you hear the phrases ‘she was probably asking for it’; ‘she knew that if he bought her drinks, she is supposed to sleep with him’; ‘she was wearing a short skirt, that is definitely asking for it,’ to mention but a few. Rape apologists often utter these phrases and what they do is called perpetuating rape culture. 
    Being a feminist in Namibia

    Being a feminist in Namibia

    2021-04-23  Frieda Mukufa
    As much as being hated by men who worship patriarchy hurts, and we always want to quit, we do it because of the next woman in line to run her feet on this Namibian soil. 
    Slut night

    Slut night

    2021-04-30  Frieda Mukufa
    The problem with men is that they just want to have conversations that would benefit them. Conversations that they would have to laugh about, because it grows their circle with benefits.
    Hate speech

    Hate speech

    2021-05-07  Frieda Mukufa
    A day after my Slut Night  article, I got an email from a man asking me why I enjoy bashing men and labelling them as sociopaths.
    Predator syndrome

    Predator syndrome

    2021-05-21  Frieda Mukufa
    ‘Die kind sy’s graad 8 maar die koekie is klaar met skool.’ I recently came across this post on my WhatsApp, where one of the guys in my contacts posted it with laughing emojis.
    Homosexuality stance

    Homosexuality stance

    2021-05-28  Frieda Mukufa
    So, to legalise homosexuality or not? Some of you might ask how this pertains to women-related issues, given that is my focus for this column. Point is, when most people talk about homosexuality, they only have men in mind because of the ‘sodomy law’. 
    Relax, he won’t pick you

    Relax, he won’t pick you

    2021-06-04  Frieda Mukufa
    There’s nothing that makes me cringe the way ‘pick-me’ does. If you do not know what a pick-me is, I will tell you. 
    Fix her crown queen

    Fix her crown queen

    2021-06-11  Frieda Mukufa
    Last week I wrote about the pick-me culture. This week, we can sommer call it an extension of the pick-meism village. For aeons on end, women have been dubbed and labelled “difficult to get along with each other”. Sometimes, more often, I am sure that every other woman has had an encounter where another woman has been mean towards you for no reason. 
    Oh bloody hell

    Oh bloody hell

    2021-06-18  Frieda Mukufa
    Apart from conversations on menstruation being dirty, there needs to be a discussion on period poverty in Namibia. May 28th was World Menstruation Day and not much was done in Namibia.
    Sexism

    Sexism

    2021-06-25  Frieda Mukufa
    Have you ever walked into a room full of people and greeted them with ‘hey guys’? It is assumed using the term ‘guys’ means no harm, but there is. Referring to people as ‘guys’ while there are women is considered sexist. While some women may be comfortable being addressed with what has been accepted as a gender-neutral term, it might not be acceptable to everyone. 
    Toxic feminism

    Toxic feminism

    2021-07-02  Frieda Mukufa
    With all that has been happening – from protests to seminars on how to end patriarchy and do away with it, there is a term that also needs to be explored: Toxic Feminism or Femininity. The term is a spectre that sits aside invocations of mainstream discussions of ‘toxic masculinity’.