Tag Archives: activism

On #RapeAtAzania, barebreasted disruptions, and the invisibility of trans bodies…

CW: rape; trans-antagonism On the early morning, 16th of November, a comrade and friend was raped at Azania (formerly part of Avenue house). The next day, at a #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing plenary there, as a code of conduct was discussed … Continue reading

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URGENT ALERT: Defend the Independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Originally posted on CAL Advocacy Blog:
Background On 25 April 2015 the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights voted in favor of granting the Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] Observer Status. This came after a seven year struggle by…

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[Guest] On Zizipho Pae and the intersectionality of oppression – Wanelisa Xaba

Recently, after the US Supreme Court decision extending marriage equality nationally in USA, SRC vice-president Zizipho Pae posted a status on Facebook condemning this decision as “institutionalising sin”. This has lead to widespread condemnation by LGBTI persons. Wanelisa Xaba, founder … Continue reading

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Julie Bindel sells her mind (not body)

Originally posted on a paper bird:
Bindel, apparently being plied with drinks by a white slaver Julie Bindel is a British journalist, a fierce opponent of trans people’s human rights (they’re imitation women), and an abolitionist who wants to see sex…

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Support Rainbow House in Kyrgyzstan

I rarely link through fundraising requests from indiegogo or kickstarter; however, in this case I will even urge people to donate if they can. A group of activists in Kyrgyzstan are aiming to open a “Rainbow House”, which will serve … Continue reading

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Today is the day you should care about [insert cause]!

Apparently, this Saturday – September 28 – was the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion… And I completely missed it; like I’ve missed the “Global Female Condom day – September 16, though confusingly it was … Continue reading

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The problem with “identity-based” organising | MovementsRethink part 5

This afternoon’s discussion focussed heavily on identity and identity-based organising and activism. It has been something I’ve been thinking about quite a lot and the discussion definitely helped me to think thoroughly through this. Identity politics are heavily present in … Continue reading

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