Posts Tagged ‘Catherine Marshall’

Mandela: A personal goodbye

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

It’s taken a long time for us to let you go, Madiba. For several years, even as your health faltered irreparably and rumours of your increasing fragility could no longer be denied, the world refused to release its hold. We said prayers, sent love and held vigils until we had brought our Madiba — a Read more

‘Fundamentalist’ Americans miss the point of Boston bomber cover

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Glory is the preserve of the patriotic American. Never was this belief more obvious than when Rolling Stone dared to publish on the cover of its latest edition a photograph of the alleged Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The photograph — a face-on profile of the young, good-looking Chechen, his hair tousled, his chin stubbled — Read more

Africa’s answer to militant feminism

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer caused a furore last year when she said that she didn’t have the ‘militant drive’ and the ‘chip on the shoulder’ that was required of the modern day feminist. It was a statement that seemed directly at odds with her circumstances: the 37-year-old is one of the most powerful women in Read more

Lingerie football — naked sexism

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The American Lingerie Football League (LFL) has arrived in Australia. In an opinion piece in Eureka Street, Catherine Marshall points out that while a few newspaper writers “have done much to highlight the misogyny that is inherent to this form of entertainment, they have done so against a rousing tide of public support for this seedy Read more