So, after outcry and backlash Cape Town Pride has decided to change their theme/slogan for 2016 Pride: “Brave Enough”… And with this they have missed the point completely. I have previously written about the need to shut Cape Town Pride down, but the theme of “Gay, Proud, Colourblind” was ever only the latest nonsense that has come from a group of white cis gay boys … Continue reading “Brave enough”… to be WHITE???
So Cape Town pride has a history… A white cis-homonormative history of ignoring what pride should be and focussing on simply a jol for white gay men; I recall having the same issue with them already 5 prides ago… I actually have been part of meetings trying to address this, but that was always just talk. And now, for 2016, we get this tasty morsel … Continue reading #ShutDownCTPride…
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 of SAY-F (South African Young Feminist Activist) shares her views on the matter. *** The violence that Zizipho Pae has inflicted upon the gay, queer … Continue reading [Guest] On Zizipho Pae and the intersectionality of oppression – Wanelisa Xaba
My Facebook has turned rainbow. Seriously, everywhere I look people have turned their profile pictures into rainbows in celebration; even typing this post now, I am faced with a rainbow banner across the WordPress website. I have never seen so many rainbows in my life, and I am sick of it… Yes, call me Ms Pessimist, but I really am… The United States of America … Continue reading On those damn rainbows and marriage equality
I completely understand this, and it is true… I think communities such as lesbian communities exist within a wider context where misogyny is the norm; I’m not entirely surprise that such behaviour is emulated, considering the complex gendered interactions that do exist among lesbians. Also, just because someone has a pussy doesn’t mean they’d never act like dicks. Pardon my French. Continue reading Misogyny in the Lesbian Community