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Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal
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African identities Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal

Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.

“Pink tax”: The reality of being an African female consumer
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African identities “Pink tax”: The reality of being an African female consumer

By now it is common knowledge that products marketed to women cost more. In some cases they cost multiple times more than the exact same products for men. This “pink tax” is imposed despite the fact that women are paid less than men. And in Africa, a lower level of quality seems to apply – as in the case of Proctor and Gamble’s Always sanitary products.