During the wind-down of a friend’s party this weekend I was introduced to Zimbabwean contemporary sensual dance star Bev Sibanda. While I had heard of her before I had never seen any of her routines. I must say I was blown away to say the least but the conversation that ensued was more stimulating that the video itself.
Feminists are congregationists; we band together on issues from the revolutionary to the most bizarre. When a sticky issue arises though instead of addressing it (with a possibility of disbanding) it is often thrown into the ‘WARNING: contestations – return to academia’ outbox. Issues of such include the politics of hijabs, economics and pornography to name but a few. One other issue of kind is female genital elongation (FGE).