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Tag Archive: Women

Jun 20 2013

I Am Reaching, Reaching For The Stars

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I am reaching, reaching for the stars Though I bear the brunt of the scars I spread my wings for a flying spree This cage I will break to set me free Although the sky looks scary and vast I will explore with bravery and a blast So long my wings were clipped Now I …

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May 29 2013

Organising Sex Workers Within Mainstream Labour Movement

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The controversy of whether “sex work” can be defined and treated as real work or not is one that evokes a lot of emotion and sentiments. This is not surprising because the answer to this will determine whether or not this area of “Work” deserves to be acknowledged and given as much legal and social …

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May 26 2013

Free Amina Tyler NOW: It is her body, her choice, her right!

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Few months ago, Amina Tyler, a Tunisian woman, posted two photos of herself topless on Facebook. The first image showed Amina with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. The second image has the words “My body belongs to me and is not the source of anyone’s honor” written in Arabic. Since that episode, …

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May 22 2013

Accents and the Tragedy of Self-Hate

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I recently started Video blogging and with it came the barrage of opinionated comments on my looks, appearance and quite interestingly, my accent! I have never been self conscious about my accent.  I started making guest appearances on National TV programs almost two decades ago as a young human rights activist and vocal feminist. I …

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May 21 2013

I AM A WOMAN AND I AM WEEPING!

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I am a woman and I am weeping The tears won’t stop seeping Like a river it keeps flowing At my heart it tugs, nipping My eyes are bleeding My nose keeps running They say I should slow it But all they do is blow it Teardrops just like crystals Not mine alone but all …

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May 12 2013

I am a Single Mother

In our patriarchal and pseudo-conservative societies, single mothers are often victims of moral judgments and societal pressures. We all must learn to respect the choice of the other and not seek to impose our lifestyle choice and doctrines on another, for only then can we truly be free! This delightful poem is for all single …

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May 12 2013

It is not called labour for nothing!

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This poem is dedicated to all mothers, who fresh from birthing say “Never again”, only to do it again! Written in a funny tone, it encapsulates the pain, frustration and joy of having a baby. Happy Mothers’ Day! It is not called labour for nothing! Ouch, what is that kick That makes me sick Breaking …

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