sexism

A lookback on 2015: may you live in interesting times

They say the Chinese have a curse: may you live in interesting times.  We Sri Lankans have definitely been cursed by the Chinese. This isn’t just a pun on the Port City: In the space of one year we, as a nation, have toppled a dictatorship, installed another one, cried out against Saudi Arabia and argued passionately the subject of bras being thrown at concerts. We’ve watched from afar as… Read More »A lookback on 2015: may you live in interesting times

#WCY2014 From Africa: on gender equality, rape, change and more

Hello. Your name is?  Hudu Adam, from Ghana, that’s in West Africa. Hello Hudu, good to meet you. What do you do? I’m a senior sales clerk, and I am also the secretary of a group called Hamdallah, which means Praise be to God. I’m here for the gender equality session. Why are you here for the gender equality session? Back then, in our place, women are always crying. They… Read More »#WCY2014 From Africa: on gender equality, rape, change and more