"Regardless of the varied opinions surrounding sex work, they give of their time and their bodies in order to be remunerated, the very same way a CEO gives of their time and their body to perform their job to the best of their ability."
People believe many things about love: that it sometimes comes "at first sight", that having a romantic partner solves all their problems, that the initial "honeymoon phase" is the best part of the relationship, and so on. There are many things we hold true about love, but not all of them are true. Philosopher Alain … Continue reading What We Get Wrong About Love
This is a guest post by a good friend of mine and poet of note, Freboz The Poet. Enjoy! IPENI by Freboz The Poet Ipeni,nephepha, Kudela owaziyo kuzophumani, Bhekamina nghleli ngigqolozele iphepha Nepeni esandleni ngloku ngicinga ngicabanga Icebo elicebile ukuze ngilobe lenkondlo yakho Le eyakho Mina ngilobela wena! Wena ohlala useduzane nami, Obusengqondweni yami, Angisayiphathi … Continue reading Ipeni (A Guest Post)
"Other people need patience. Other people need therapy. Other people need empathy. They might even need medication. There's nothing inherently weak or misguided about this. In fact, it requires strength upon strength to overcome debilitating fears and anxieties."
You need more than talent to succeed. You need more than skill. You need more than even passion. What you need (coupled with these, of course) is resilience. Without the ability to remain in uncomfortable positions, all you have are fragments of success which will become meaningless the moment you are tested. No matter who … Continue reading RESILIENCE, MY FRIEND
Do all males have male privilege? Does the possession of a penis afford you power in society that people without a penis do not have? I've been considering these questions this past while. And (like many of these things) the answer is complex and multifaceted. Sure, it would be easy to generalise and say, "yes, … Continue reading The Maleness Question
This past year has made one thing very clear: Archbishop Desmond Tutu's rainbow has been washed away by the storms of fear, rage and trepidation. All this can be encapsulated in one death blow of a word: racism. It's telling that it's been twenty-two years since the historic election that ushered in democracy, and we … Continue reading A Thought Or Two About Race