To answer this question, you will need to explain to your grandmother about “queer theory”and the “diffusion”of human rights and “international instruments” that hold states “accountable” to “macro obligations.” Problem is, these terms and phrases mean nothing to her.
A Kenyan-based podcast, hosted by two strong and outspoken women, is breaking down misconceptions and claiming the space for women to talk about sex
Kagure Mugo looks into the hang-ups and taboos people share around sex when a woman is on her period.
Sex education on the continent is blind to the realities of its many young people, Kagure Mugo argues. It’s time to get real and to help them stay safe.
While there are many things we can choose to deny as ‘un-African,’ homosexuality is no longer one of them. With issues of sexuality being brought up in the political, social, legal and economic sectors of society, it is now a matter, both private and public, that is very much part of our African fabric.
As a society we love naked women. We use female bodies to sell everything, from standard kitchen tiles to Ferraris. Being naked can even win you an Oscar, or get you trending or Instagram famous. The very same society, however, is not so happy when a woman’s body is not used for public pleasure and consumption but for protest. This is what makes this particular form of revolt so powerful.
The internet is a great space for community and interaction but it has also become another site of violence against women, with rape games, cases of revenge porn and verbal abuse. Kagure Mugo explores this dark side.
The music video, which shows both a male and a female same sex couple in various scenarios including one scene where the two women are in bed, seeks to denounce homophobia and calls for the equal rights for persons of alternative sexualities within the country
Knowing someone who works as a stripper is one way of challenging a great number of things you thought about life. Like most other people, I always had a certain image of strippers as sad, disempowered women, either escaping a hard life or trying to pay for school.