Episode 8 - Social Media

Reclaiming our voices through social media

Social media has become a powerful tool for women and feminists to tell their own stories and document their unique experiences with patriarchy. It has enabled the feminist voice to become more visible and unapologetic in addressing systemic issues affecting women. Episode 8 looks at the power of social media - online naming and shaming, the pros, the cons, the reasons and the dangers. In addition, Dr Dev Ditsie shares some insight into the abuse in the film and television industry. Mona Eltahawy a feminist giant takes us through her off and online feminist activism journey, the impact of social media and hashtags on the feminist movement.

Guests

  • Table Guest: Dr Bev Ditsie -  Lesbian activist, artist, and filmmaker
  • Elders Corner Guest: Mona Eltahawy - Feminist author, commentator and disruptor of patriarchy.
  • Allies Corner Guest: Mthetho Tshemese - Clinical Psychologist

Language Term

Defamation of character:  “go bua maka ka motho” or “go senya motho leina go sena bosupi”

Quotes

  • Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. - Maya Angelou
  • I write for those who don’t have a voice, because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us but it won’t. Audre Lorde
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity [perseverance] - Amelia Earhart
  • There is something so healthy about young people speaking up in unity. - Robert Robertson
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter - Martin Luther King, JR
  • I will never understand why it is more shameful to be raped thatn it is to be a rapist. - Unknown
  • There is no timestamp on trauma… Be patient, take up space, let your journey be the balm. - Dawn Serra

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