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When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’

Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a…..

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Homophobia as National Sport

This may make for depressing reading with your breakfast, but there’s nothing new about the entrenched  homophobia in South Africa, a place where men rape lesbians to “correct” them, a…..

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The films of Rwandan director Daddy Ruhorahoza

“Confession” is a 17 minute long short film by Rwandan filmmaker Daddy Ruhorahoza, about a rape that happened during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, told through the perspective of the…..

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"THE SAUDI ARABIA OF MINERALS"

Scott Pelley’s excellent report on CBS magazine program, “60 Minutes,” on the causes of the “civil” war in Eastern Congo (it’s more a multinational war), is worth sitting through. Pelley…..

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"IF CASTER [SEMENYA] IS A BOY, I'M A BOY"

My friend Herman Wasserman and I wrote an op-ed for The Observers, the website of the French TV station, France24, on the manufactured controversy around Caster Semenya, the new 800…..

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SEX AND RAPE: TOAST COETZER RESPONDS

Earlier this week I posted a comment by my friend, Christi van der Westhuizen, going after novelist-singer Toast Coetzer for this statement in an interview: “One probably writes about the…..

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SEX AND RAPE

The South African journalist and commentator, Christi van der Westhuizen, passed this on: An “upcoming” singer, writer and journalist with the name Toast Coetzer who gets a lot of airtime…..

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MALE RAPE

Jeffrey Gettleman, the New York Times correspondent in East Africa (who seem to report about nothing else but violence, war and death) has a harrowing piece in today’s paper about…..