Ford works toward dismantling the idea that feminism is harming men. Instead, she proposes that a patriarchal society can be as harmful and destructive for individual men as it can be for women.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
Conservative segments of Moroccan society, have blocked women from inheriting.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
Humans aren't alone in wanting to take revenge – some animals like to get their own back too.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this.
The name has become a byword for promiscuity and falsehood – typical of patriarchal readings of the Bible.
Society, parents, schools and popular media all perpetuate the myth that girls don't have the brains or ability to be scientists. Of course, that simply isn't true.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in history, celebrated for his advocacy of non-violent resistance. But his dark side is now receiving increased attention.
Muslim women are often criticised for their lack of political involvement, but Algerian women have embraced both anti-colonial and feminist movements.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
In Cape Town's Cape Flats, female urban farmers are vital for food security and strengthening social capital.
Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.
Don't let the name fool you: the #feesmustfall protests at South Africa's universities are about far more than a single issue. A student who has been deeply involved in the protests explains.
Girlhood expresses the irrepressible potential within us all not to follow, not to echo, but to live a life defined by those moments in which we feel joy.