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Queen bees muscle out other women in the workplace


 

The Queen Bee Syndrome is one in which a woman in a position of authority views or treats subordinates more critically if they are female, while favouring males when it comes to promotion. In nature the Queen Bee is the only queen in her colony; she is fed royal jelly and is the largest bee in […]

Rape in Umlazi: Stereotypes v The Law


 

When we think about violent patriarchy, we often only think about the perpetrators of violence, when really we should also, in every story, reflect on those who uphold patriarchy and essentially allow the violence to go unchecked. On 26 January 2020, TimesLive published a story involving a magistrate from Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal. The report stated […]

Sexual violence in the Kivus must be an AU priority


 

By the end of this year South Africa’s Chairship of the African Union will be judged not on the agenda it forged, but on the pragmatic actions taken on the ground to better the lives of African people. This week President Cyril Ramaphosa said one of South Africa’s three key priorities as AU Chair is […]

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EDUCATION

For the love of postcards

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Queen bees muscle out other women in the workplace

The Queen Bee Syndrome is one in which a woman in a position of authority views or treats subordinates more critically if they are female,...