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“Male Pals” and Other Harmful Stereotypes

A Ugandan tabloid recently did a story “exposing” a Ugandan journalist and his “male pals”. Although the article did not outrightly accuse him of being gay, it made very blatant insinuations as to the sexuality of him and his friends. Several people have since commented that the article was part of an attack on him…

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We all win when media is gender aware

Photo by KAS Uganda By Rosebell Kagumire & Rebecca Rwakabukoza It’s not news that Uganda has a female-dominated population. In fact, the latest population census of 2014, puts the population of women in the country at 51%. It’s also not news that over the years, women in Uganda have worked hard to climb economic, social…

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My Feminist Truth

For me to talk about what feminism means to me, I would have to talk about my life story. Don’t worry, it will not be a step by step, real time recount of my entire life but the moments in my life that ultimately shaped my identity as a feminist. Now you have to know…

John Legend

Of MENstruation…what can MEN do?

One afternoon in 2007 as we were handing out food donations to needy households, a poor single mother brought her daughter to us for counseling. Her daughter had bled through the rag she had improvised for sanitary pad, the blood permeated to her dress showing a reddish patch, when boys saw this they laughed and…