On #ZumaMustFall, white appropriation, and the protection of white capital

#ZumaMustFall is white… and when I say that, what I mean is that the #ZumaMustFall rhetoric has been about the protection of white capital. The months and months of #Fallism in 2015, from Rhodes Must Fall to Fees Must Fall has given rise to a decolonial project; this project seeks to undermine “whiteness” – “whiteness” being a system of white supremacy, white privilege, white arrogance, … Continue reading On #ZumaMustFall, white appropriation, and the protection of white capital

Don’t single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

This is a must read for whoever has been commenting or thinking about recent articles concerning Israel’s blackmailing of Palistinians; which, yes, includes issues of sexuality. I find that it is often tempting to detach issues of sexuality from other issues of oppression and colonisation and make all sorts of statements, but it is important to take a step back and listen to those whose … Continue reading Don’t single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”

I’ve been reflecting recently on the trend of funding in the NGO world. Part of the reason is probably because I’m busy writing funding proposals for the NGO I work for; part of the reason is this article regarding the Human Rights Campaign‘s plans to work internationally on LGBT rights. I’ve been doing fundraising for a long time, specifically I mean writing grant proposals; in … Continue reading Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”

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 September 12 last year. I’m sure I’ve missed several other important days, some of which I’ve noticed passing by on the Wikipedia Main page; September 30, … Continue reading Today is the day you should care about [insert cause]!