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Why is xenophobia on the rise?

Xenophobia is part of the global-local (glocal) political economic social system ruling the world. It is deeply rooted in human culture and religions, ever since the old slave-patriarchal system started. If we study history, religion and politics without separating these…

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Beyond caricature?

British journalist Rod Liddle has managed to upset and rile women, men, people of colour, mothers and athletes in one fell swoop. His attempt at drawing a cartoon of Serena Williams – following suit from a media furore which resulted…

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America, my home

It doesn’t take much to make me feel proud to be an American citizen. To me, America’s greatness isn’t in its economy, or its military power or even its peanut butter, but in its people. What’s great about America is…

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She leads Africa

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of entrepreneurship in Africa? It’s probably not young, ambitious African women and girls. According to CNN, although sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world…

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Compartmentalizing

Compartmentalizing — even writing the word requires placing your concentration in boxy syllables! Yes — placing things in compartments, labelling them with a neat, unequivocal tag. When you put items in boxes, you have to be clear. You cannot have,…

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Keep it clean

What if the well-being and prosperity of this planet and all its inhabitants depended on you? On your every thought. Decision. Word. Every action? What if your very breath nourished the Earth? You are vital to the health of the…

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Boys will be boys?

‘Only by promoting the idea of sex as a mutually undertaken, freely chosen, fully conscious interaction, in contradistinction to the too often held view that it is a battlefield in which each side tries to exploit the other while avoiding…

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What should we teach our children?

The troubling conduct of many of our young people, such as reckless driving, littering and violence, is an indicator of a lack of proper values having been instilled during their upbringing. There was a recent incident at one of our…

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Manifest privilege

For most of us, privilege lies in having a roof over your head, good health and good health insurance, a steady source of income, food in the fridge, access to a dignified mode of transport, a vacation or two every…

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Lentil dahl liberals

The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible. And the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. Just as the worst slave owners were those who…

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Taking pride back

Although today Pride is a celebration of sexuality, in its infancy it was a political movement against the oppression of individuals based on their sexuality: a movement for equality and fair treatment. The first Pride came after the Stonewall Riots…

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Degrading mothers

Can someone tell me what ‘western’ feminism is? How does it differ from ‘eastern’ feminism? Can someone provide precise latitude and longitude coordinates for ‘global’ feminism? Feminism is neither geographically defined nor hemispherically confined. Feminism isn’t anti-menism or reject-childrenism. Feminism…

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