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ANC women call for mini-skirt march

By Sowetan LIVE | 2012-02-14 12:39:59.0 | COMMENTS [ 277 ]

The ANC Women’s League is urging "all women who feel that the rate of women abuse in South Africa is too high", to join in a mini-skirt march this Friday, 17 February.

"Many women feel frustrated and hopeless due to the high prevalence of abuse," the women's league said in a statement.

"We want to make a strong statement letting the perpetrators know that abuse in any form will not be tolerated and are inviting those who wish to wear mini-skirts as an act of defiance to do so with pride.

"Anyone who is outraged by the continued violence against women and children is welcome to join in. We extend this call to unions, NGO’s, students, churches and the youth to rise up in protest against the rampant violence against women and children in our communities."

The ANC women's league march, starting at 2pm on Friday, will begin at the Bree Street taxi rank in Johannesburg, pass through the Noord taxi rank and culminate with the handing over of a memorandum to the Justice Minister or his representative at the Equality Court in Pritchard Street.

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Tractor - The system of white supremacy?

Oh, you mean work?

2012-02-14 15:09:40.0 | 0 replies

copy and paste what? My own original thoughts!

2012-02-14 15:05:26.0 | 0 replies

Tractor - The difference between whites and blacks (according to you), is that white people can write their own original thoughts. Black people just copy/paste the same 5 paragraphs over and over :P

2012-02-14 15:04:52.0 | 0 replies

ke go rometse email neh! last week already!

2012-02-14 15:04:46.0 | 0 replies

whiteness or western society has become so normalised and taken for granted by whites that other cultures and experiences have been marginalised to accommodate the dominant white norm. You can see this everyday when people of colour start talking about oppression and subjugation, there will always be whites who say "let's talk about something fun" or "let's not talk about racial inequality and white privilege. Even the language I'm speaking has been normalised. This is why white people view English as THE NORM when black people see it as a white language.!

2012-02-14 15:04:37.0 | 0 replies

@ Tractor

Are you in labour or just practising?? Go count how many seconds it takes to dry a bra in a tumble-dryer...

@ oldlady

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly is to the b0ne.. Tell me did complete your entry form for "Miss Zam-Buk"??
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......miss Zambuck........haaaaaaaaaaaa

2012-02-14 15:03:42.0 | 0 replies

Race-Card Card - An unjustified knee-jerk to a supposedly unjustified knee-jerk reaction pertaining to race. The white man plays this card in order to avoid conversations on race.

It’s white people who wage psychological warfare against people of colour, not the other way around. I don’t play mind games, I just point out the “moves” that white people are making that allow them to maintain racial inequity and injustice, which is an injustice in itself. White people are constantly playing a game of political tug of war. As soon as the ANC starts leaning towards the left (politics), white people somehow manage to pull them back towards the centre of the political spectrum by screaming for Malema’s head or telling their foreign white friends who are also in the game to feel insecure about investing in SA if this govt of ours leans towards the left. The result ALWAYS favours white people (overprivileged due to injustice) and hurts the masses of suffering people of colour in this country by preserving racial injustice and inequity. We black people don’t even know we are in a constant state of psychological WARfare..

2012-02-14 15:03:01.0 | 0 replies

Tractor, and you don't build houses on poker chips either.

2012-02-14 15:02:33.0 | 0 replies

Tractor - "Are we talking about white South Africa or black South Africa? Let's be honest guys, there's a huge difference between the two."

Yeah, there are big differences. For one, whites have 2 kids, and blacks have 8 kids per family. The one can afford to put his 2 kids through school, the other cant, but he will have more kids anyways.

2012-02-14 15:02:27.0 | 0 replies

"White people are mean and uncaring, morally bankrupt and ethically flawed, because white supremacy has taken a huge toll on white people's capacity to be fully human."

- Robert Jensen (a white man)
White people wear a mask of morality most of the time but when someone challenges the status quo of white supremacy, white privilege and profound racial inequity, the mask of morality slips from their. They become extremely aggressive and hostile to anyone who cares and talks about racial justice and quality. We as people of colour should speak openly about racism, racial inequality and injustice even if it seems obvious so that the spotlight is put on the agents of white supremacy and racial inequality. Once they are caught in a bright enough spotlight, the façade will crumble. Speak the truth!

2012-02-14 15:02:20.0 | 0 replies

@ Jaja'sQueen

You're slow, lame and falling behind.. Grow some hair (under your armpits).

@ oldlady

Ok you're smart.. Happy? Of course you think you are.. Trying to sell me milk and bread behind that screen of yours and punching those alphabets on your keyboards, is just a waste of time.. More like head-butting a hammer..

2012-02-14 15:02:16.0 | 0 replies