Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an African-American reporter based in South Africa, has penned a piece in this week’s New Yorker titled “Violated Hopes” (subscription required) that covers the contentious topic of sexual violence directed against black South African lesbians. Hunter-Gault frames the piece on the experiences of lesbian women in townships in Johannesburg and Cape Town, interviewing several women who have experienced sexual violence at the hands of men.
There is so much wrong with this mash-up video by Buenos Aires DJ, Douster, that it is brilliant. And the beat is infections. “The Lion King” meets postmodernism. Zulu King Zwelithini, George W. Bush and pop singer Bono (surrounded by needy Africans), along with lots of cute children, make cameos. [Source]