(part III) – ANTI-FEMINISTS

KAMPALA – As someone who has considered himself a feminist for many years, these recent developments in popular culture that have given voice again to feminism, making it a *hot topic* were very exciting to me. I say were, because I have been getting increasingly frustrated with the discourse which modern feminism is placed in.  […]

(part II) – BARGAINING WITH THE PATRIARCH

KAMPALA – I once heard this story about Ugandan relationships. It is the task of the woman to walk the thin line between submitting her sexuality to her man and employing it herself. A Ugandan woman, was said, does not say “yes” to sex, but cannot say “no” either. Saying “yes” would take away the […]

(part I) THE MALE MASS-MURDERER AND HIS COUNTERPART

KAMPALA – It would not be fair to discuss masculinity, its stereotypes and gender definitions without considering to what it is contrasted. Traditionally, masculinity and femininity were opposing identities, polarized in almost every dimension: sexuality, social roles, physiology, stereotypes. In the last century or so, with the rise of feminism (first, second, and third wave), […]