AGREEING TO DISAGREE

Zwambila, please spare us

Zwambila, please spare us

I HAVE neither had the time nor the inclination to comment on the myriad eyebrow-raising issues that have made headlines in recent weeks, suffice to say, it seems the silly season is here to stay.

Dear health worker, do your freakin’ job!

Dear health worker, do your freakin’ job!

ONE of the things that infuriated me at a media training and sensitisation workshop that I attended a few weeks ago was listening to the testimonies of sex workers who narrated their experiences of being humiliated by health workers who paraded and scorned them when they went to seek treatment.

For every sex worker, there is an employer

For every sex worker, there is an employer

SEVERAL weeks ago, a media training and sensitisation workshop afforded a group of journalists from all over the country a chance to interview and listen to the testimonies of sex workers.

Every woman matters to some man

Every woman matters to some man

THIS year’s edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign coincided with deep reflections about the men in my life to whom I have always mattered and to whom I will always matter because in a world where it is easy to love the wrong men, it helps to be loved by several good ones.

When motives matter more than message

When motives matter more than message

IT is said that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care and I was reminded of this sentiment when I read the The Standard editorial comment in this week’s issue berating civil society organisations (CSOs) for denouncing the ongoing demolitions of illegal structures.

An ‘unreasonable’ expectation of privacy

An ‘unreasonable’ expectation of privacy

SOMETIMES I wish there were cyber-police patrolling the Internet so they could welcome each user by stating, “you have the right to log on; anything you post, tweet, share, like, retweet and comment on can and will be used against you in a court of public opinion”.

Keeping sex as an ‘adults only’ topic

Keeping sex as an ‘adults only’ topic

WHILE attending an ongoing media training workshop on sexual reproductive health rights this week, I found myself wondering what benefits accrue to our society when we maintain that sex is an “adults only” topic when it is an activity that many adolescents are already engaging in.

Silence will not save us

Silence will not save us

THE news of an intern who was abused by an MP triggered so many unpleasant feelings. Her plight is just but a tip of the iceberg for young women who venture into the newsrooms and become easy prey for colleagues who pimp them off to bigwigs.

Changing your mind is costly

Changing your mind is costly

LISTENING to Qhubani Moyo — who recently resigned as policy director for the MDC — at the Bulawayo Press Club…

When protest becomes a national duty

When protest becomes a national duty

EVERYONE should stop what he or she is doing for five minutes each day and protest about something they absolutely cannot stand because protest is really a national duty.

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