OPINION: Jansen’s post-racial utopia laid bare
Danielle Bowler says the impossible politics of the early 1990s continue to haunt the present.
OPINION: Why hard conversations are important & necessary
Danielle Bowler says conversations about diversity and oppression are getting louder.
OPINION: Feminism is not un-African or irrelevant
Danielle Bowler say on our continent black women are asked to identify as black before they identify as women.
OPINION: Coloured people constantly reduced to tired stereotypes
Danielle Bowler says negative stereotypes reduce an incredibly complex group to caricatures.
OPINION: Entry-level discrimination: internships & the cycle of privilege
Danielle Bowler says the circle of pale-moneyed privilege remains intact in all sectors.
OPINION: #ForBlackGirlsOnly and ‘black girl magic’
Danielle Bowler looks at the backlash against the upcoming #ForBlackGirlsOnly event.
OPINION: The stories we tell ourselves in SA
Danielle Bowler says the importance of owning our stories has become an often repeated warning.
OPINION: ‘Gurrrl feminism’: Who owns women’s bodies?
Danielle Bowler says the question of women’s bodies, gender & physicality is at the heart of feminism.
OPINION: Mixed raced children will not fix racism
Danielle Bowler says being a visibly mixed-raced person is often to encounter yourself as a perpetual question.
OPINION: The problem with ‘Bro Culture’
Danielle Bowler says a certain kind of masculinity has become a normalised part of our everyday life.
OPINION: Hair and Hugh Masekela
Danielle Bowler asks why women are vilified because of what they do or don’t do to their hair.
OPINION: Student protests force us to look in the mirror
Danielle Bowler says the #FeesMustFall protests are shining a light that extends both inward and outward.
OPINION: In transforming society, we must not simply become new elites
Danielle Bowler says the terms & conditions of society need to shift, not simply the names, faces & elites.
OPINION: A woman president: Borgen, Dlamini-Zuma & ‘firsts’
Danielle Bowler asks what it means to be still speaking of ‘firsts’ in 2015.
OPINION: Thomas Pikkety, over breakfast
Danielle Bowler gets to grips with the ideas of the famous French economist and author.
OPINION: Feminism, bra burning & hating men
Danielle Bowler questions the incorrect negative misunderstandings of what feminism really is.
OPINION: An entitled youth or inconvenient truths?
Danielle Bowler says in SA, like in many other countries, people with problems are often treated as problems.
OPINION: The little boxes we pack ourselves into
Danielle Bowler asks what a world that accommodates our whole selves would look like.