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Rhodes Confessions page – is this how we want to represent Rhodes?

May 31, 2013

Since I’m been blamed for taking down the first Confessions page even though I didn’t, I’ll take credit where it’s due and highlight the beyond the pale posts on the new one.

PHOTOS: Silent Protest, by Adrian Frost

Some incredible photos of me while at the Silent Protest. All these pics were taken by the extraordinarily talented Adrian Frost. Read his post on the SP and see more of his pics here.

What is ‘rape’? It’s not as simple as you think. *TW*

I have had a couple of requests to define what rape is, so I wrote this up. This definition is as described by the Sexual Offences Act (SOA), including some of my own hypothetical examples. [TRIGGER WARNING for descriptions of rape.]

But what can we do?

Again we have outrage at the rape and brutal murder of another South African girl. And while I’m tired of meaningless outrage, I understand many people just don’t know what they can do to help fight rape. Here are 10 suggestions for how you can fight back.

Government spokesperson says what now?

Following the outrage over the gang rape and brutal murder of a 17-year old girl, government spokesperson Lionel Adendorf tells women to “take your rape cap off, put your loving cap on”.

My first story published in a book

Received my copy of My First Time in the mail this week – I have my first story published in this book. This story changed my life. It was after this story was published that I began to fight back. I read this story now, and cried hard. I cried grateful tears for how far… Read More ›

Silent Protest 2012 in City Press

The City Press reports on the 2012 Silent Protest, for which I was media liaison. Check out an interview with me about why we protest.

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In a May 27 op-ed Natasha Joseph, news editor for the City Press, referred to my reports on a Grahamstown child rape case. The case is one I have been working on in Grahamstown, and the Gender Action Project has mobilised around the family and children in recent months.

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