#womandla | south african women's day
Freedom can not be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.
Today is South African Women's Day. A commemoration of the contribution of women in the anti-apartheid struggle and a reminder of our continued work to dismantle patriarchal and racist structures in society today.
Here are links to further reading.
- History of the Women's March Against Passes on August 9th, 1956
- More on Amina Cachalia (one of the Indian women organizing that march and an inspiring figure in my community)
- Thoughts on the contemporary tension between race and gender for black/non-white women
- A recent demonstration again the failure of the president and the current police and justice system to address sexual assault and violence against women
- Thoughts on how the post-apartheid TRC established a gender-blind approach to the continued fight for equality today and its implications for current day movements against sexual violence against women
- Transcript of a speech by author Panashe Chigumadzi on living as a "coconut" in a post Apartheid South Africa that touches on race and gender issues today