According to statistics, 76% of South African women have their first experience of street harassment, which is a form of sexual harassment by strangers in public areas, before the age of 17. Internationally, the number sits at 84%. Almost half of South African women have experienced being groped, while 72% have been followed by a […]Read more "Surviving street harassment"
I come from a family of skinny women. The females in my family have small breasts, tiny curves and a tiny bum. They’re sometimes tall, but usually, they’re of average height. As a result of this genetic characteristic, I was a skinny girl growing up. Being skinny was never an issue when I was younger, […]Read more "Body shamed for being skinny"
Culture is a natural phenomenon of the human existence as groups of people organize their world and create communities through a shared experience, beliefs and values. However, the problem comes when one group in the community gains importance and significance at the expense of another, or when social norms and beliefs favour one group over […]Read more "4 Cultural Practices that Discriminate Against Women"
I wouldn’t mind having my first child at the age of 40. In fact, I think that having a child at a later stage is advantageous to building a strong and healthy family. I’d like to believe that at the age of 40 I’d be mature enough to handle the responsible of taking care of […]Read more "BECOMING A MOM AT 40"
Henri Tajfel’s greatest contribution to psychology was social identity theory, which says that that the groups to which people belong are an important source of pride and self-esteem. These groups give people a sense of belonging and social identity. Our groups, like family and friends, and the general society in which we find ourselves contributes […]Read more "Woman, who are you really?"