Good People: Race, Not Racism, Is the Social Construct
"We are so lucky to have guest blogger Thandiwe Ntshinga return to us for another stunning explanatory article about the stark contrast between using the theory of race as a social construct as a tool to understand racism vs. a tool to undermine the fight against it." - Yopp!Voice
Is anger all that bad? Functioning from anger as a Black womxn
"I had academic mentors that challenged me on my internalization of the negative stereotyping of angry Black womxn. What I was told was simple: your anger just means that you are acutely aware of the daily injustices faced by Black womxn. Don’t shy away from your anger, use it!"
In "Is Anger All That Bad: Functioning From Anger As a Black Woman," Thandiwe Ntshinga shares her journey to embracing her anger and the functionality and necessity of anger as a Black woman in a white and male dominated society. - My Sister's Magazine
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Rape Culture, Gender Based Violence, and Femicide in South Africa
"Insecurity, as it relates to the safety of womxn, Black womxn and especially, lesbian Black womxn, is commonplace in South Africa. We are tortured, raped and killed-often by men we know. The government's lack of intervention is apparent and costly."
In "Rape Culture, Gender Based Violence, and Femicide in South Africa," Thandiwe Ntshinga assesses why South Africa is currently one of the most dangerous countries for womxn. -My Sister's Magazine
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You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock: Gender-Based Violence and Xenophobia in South Africa
Today's guest post by Thandiwe Ntshinga covers some heavy topics but does so flawlessly. If you're not familiar with the extent to which gender-based violence and xenophobia are currently issues in South Africa, you will be after you read this post. Her commentary about the intersection of the two issues is incredibly important as well as her effortless explanation of how culture, institutional power, and hostility towards migrants tie into these serious issues. - Yopp!Voice
Deafening white noise
Culture Review Magazine republished my blog post on deafening white noise for their magazine
Dear Private Sector, your silence is uncomfortable-#SandtonShutdown
South Africa has long had an issue with gender-based violence, femicide and xenophobia. I participated in and covered #SandtonShutdown.
#GOALS: RE-IMAGINING AN AFRICA WHERE GENDER AND SEXUALITY IS FLUID
Before foreign invasion. Before cultural imperialism. Before the internalisation of Western values and ideals- there was a time of a tolerant and nuanced Africa- well much of it anyway.
SELF-PUBLISHED DEBUT NOVEL BY YOUNG, BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN. WORTH READING? FOR SURE…[BOOK REVIEW]
Self- published and written whilst committed in a psychiatric institution for depression, Phumlani Pikoli has come out with an eerily tantalizing depiction of his thoughts during this time of his life.