Humans aren't alone in wanting to take revenge – some animals like to get their own back too.
In the transition to democracy in South Africa the promise of a more gender-equal society has struggled to gain traction.
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.
Patriarchies like to unfairly cast women as immoral.
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The name has become a byword for promiscuity and falsehood – typical of patriarchal readings of the Bible.
It’s often self-doubt and gender stereotyping that holds girls back from pursuing science careers.
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.
Slaves’ stories are not commonly known. But historical archives hold a clue to individual lives.
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 figurine at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Vienna.The call to remove his statute from the University of Ghana has reignited debate about his legacy.
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.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
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.
Women support Jacob Zuma outside court during his 2006 rape trial. Women are often complicit in sustaining patriarchy.
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.
A deep-seated and sustained anger against sexual violence is emerging in South Africa.
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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.
An altercation between protesters broke out at Wits University with men attacking women.
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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.
Women make up the majority of an estimated 6000 urban farmers in Cape Town.
In Cape Town's Cape Flats, female urban farmers are vital for food security and strengthening social capital.
Another world is possible.
Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.
Protesting students make their way through South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria.
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.
Burning to live.
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.
The English language has a tendency to reinforce patriarchy, but there are ways to stop that.
The English language reinforces patriarchy, but we can use the language to counter it instead.
Harmless eroticism or something darker?
Fifty Shades of Grey film opens this Valentine’s weekend to much fanfare but, perhaps tellingly, with few press previews in the UK. With one UK cinema chain reporting advance ticket sales worth £1.3m…