Catcalling and safety: negotiating spaces as a transgender woman

Let me be clear: I don’t like catcalling, I don’t like it at all. I’m a transgender woman who hates catcalling, and I’m sure there are plenty of others out there like me. (Note to cisgender feminists: please read last sentence at least three times over) I get catcalled on a regular basis, usually when I’m out and about on a Friday or Saturday on … Continue reading Catcalling and safety: negotiating spaces as a transgender woman

City Press and Haffajee: whose racism is it?

A twitter storm has broken out in the past days regarding City Press’ Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee tweet regarding “[…] naked racism on display yesterday. […]” referring to an internal meeting and what she considered a racist attack against two white editors. A follow-up tweet from her stated I don’t tolerate white racists, so what makes black racists any different? Today, I drew a line in … Continue reading City Press and Haffajee: whose racism is it?

The UK’s new flagship immigration bill: “Hey! We invented illegal migration! Get a life!”

A new immigration bill is the “flagship” legislation by Home Secretary Theresa May is set to create a system of “checks” where everyone accessing accommodation, healthcare, anything really, needs to present identification documents (a choice of any of the 404 EU types that are acceptable) to proof that they have the “right” to be in the UK – i.e. are not “illegal”. If you want … Continue reading The UK’s new flagship immigration bill: “Hey! We invented illegal migration! Get a life!”

Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong

Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong. I have no idea who Steve Hofmeyr is; it seems he’s somewhat popular as a musician in South Africa. The only thing I know for sure now, is that he’s full of white privilege and doesn’t see beyond his own nose… This article is a response to claims by Steve Hofmeyr, but … Continue reading Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong

Red October: Protesting for privilege

Red October is the name of an awareness month; unlike the usual ones it doesn’t focus on the under privileged or a global problem, instead it focusses on white South Africans. Tomorrow, 10 October, they plan a protest (with a nuclear bomb type giant count down clock on the website) to highlight the struggles of white South Africans. It would be hilarious if it was … Continue reading Red October: Protesting for privilege