Why Keira Knightley’s exposed breasts are a useless protest

Wikimedia Commons/Tony Shek,retouch: Patrol110Actress Keira Knightley agreed to a topless photo shoot to protest against the artificialisation of women’s bodies. But is stripping down really the way to do it?

Unfortunately the article is no longer available online.

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Kelly Khumalo: A bullseye

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Bafana Bafana training

As the nation mourned the death of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in October, his mistress and mother of his child Kelly Khumalo was the target of much criticism. She was accused of breaking up Senzo and his wife, and was even blamed for his death because he was visiting her at the time.

I look at how the sins of the man are turned into the sins of the woman, and how Meyiwa’s relationship with Khumalo became seen as his downfall.

Read the full piece here.

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Bilharzia: the invisible disease

“South Africa’s rural woman are at the centre of the country’s HIV/Aids pandemic, but new research indicates the pandemic may just be intensified by a common yet often-ignored parasitic disease: bilharzia.”

Wikimedia Commons/IcaroGustavoThe disease causes previously unknown damage to a woman’s genitals, but few are aware of it. Read more about it in this piece originally for NoW! available on SlideShare.

Jennifer Lawrence nude pics leaked

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Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

Following the leak of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities, they – Jennifer Lawrence in particular – has been made into a victim all over again by critics insisting she is to blame for having nude photos of herself taken in the first place.

I discuss on NoW! why this is ridiculous.

Abstract:

Social networks, tabloids, and even hard journalists have been going crazy since nude photos of Oscar Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and several other female stars were posted on the Internet over the weekend.

Read the full piece here. This is a link to the SlideShare version since NoW! has been shut down.

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