What it means to raise a Black girl in white America


Photo: Google When we learned we were having a girl, my aggressive planning for my child’s upbringing had to change This essay is part of a series on fear and impending fatherhood. Read  I used to stare down the barrels of guns . Now I’m going to be a dad , and that’s scarier” andContinue reading “What it means to raise a Black girl in white America”

India: Future of romance in #MeToo era


  Man-woman interactions have never been easy. But now every exchange seems officiated. Words are closely evaluated, by both men (before) and women (after). By Hemant Morparia\Mumbi Mirror  I have to start with a disclaimer here: the concept of romantic love is alien to me. The title of this piece presupposes that romance had a past. A casualContinue reading “India: Future of romance in #MeToo era”

Women of Value


I arrived at the end of a fight in the parking lot of a discount store. The woman I was standing next to was a friend or a sister who was angry with the woman with the blood stain on her shoulder and the large hole in her top. The friend or sister is standingContinue reading “Women of Value”

How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy


A newly married couple walks near Rome’s Arch of Constantine. Photo: AFP By: Catherine Edwards/The Local Italy in the 1960’s was experiencing a whirlwind of change. The Second World War had left a legacy of acute poverty and a country suffering an identity crisis after years of fascism and occupation, but by 1964, the transformationContinue reading “How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy”

Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready


  Meet Generation M By: Shelina Janmohamed/UK Telegraph   If I were to pick on face to define our global future, she would be female, Muslim, urban and digitally connected. That might sound surprising, especially given that most of what we know of Muslim women is limited to what they wear or how oppressed weContinue reading “Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready”

China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30


A ‘leftover woman’ in the SK-II ad  By: Yuan Ren/Beijing As I turn 30, I am left wondering what it means to be a Chinese woman – and a well educated one at that – entering her third decade. One thing is for sure: if like me, you’re unmarried at 30, your life “is over”. JustContinue reading “China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30”

The I-NFL 1.0 “Women and Brady “


By CityFella The NFL currently earns 10 Billion a year. With lucrative sponsoring and  broadcasting deals they project their earnings to be more than 25 Billion by 2027. But there are cracks in its image.  Cracks that could  impact the future financial growth of the league.   I call it the ” I-NFL”  I forContinue reading “The I-NFL 1.0 “Women and Brady “”

Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination


John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Alex Brandon) By: Katie Mcdonough/Salon Women account for two-thirds of minimum wage workers, and a great many of them are supporting families on just $7.25 an hour. For a family of four, that’s well below a poverty wage. Women also account for two-thirds of tipped workers,Continue reading “Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination”

Why Some Men Catcall


You believe you’re being nice—but she thinks otherwise BY THE EDITORS OF MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE  When a woman complains about being catcalled, you might not think it’s such a big deal. After all, it’s always nice to hear compliments, right? But you never really understand the full extent of what women experience on the street—just howContinue reading “Why Some Men Catcall”

Black like me


By: Belinda Shange/Mail & Guardian(Johannesburg,South Africa) In a “post-racial” era one would think that colourism — discrimination based on one’s skin tone — is no longer an issue. You would think that such a phenomenon is a childhood memory where one was relegated to the periphery of the playground having been marked as mnyamane(blackie), tar baby, nkwishela (equivalentContinue reading “Black like me”