What Really Matters: Brains or Brawn?

  • Posted on: 18 February 2014
  • By: admin

By Natasha Msonza

Reading through Desmond Kumbuka’s article in Standard titled Patronage, ignorance: the twin evils of greed and his subsequent criticism on the caliber of Members of Parliament (MPs) in Zimbabwe, I thought to myself, which is better: a highly educated MP with many degrees who does nothing for the people, or an uneducated MP who provides practical solutions to the contemporary societal problems confronting his constituents?

The Sexual Violator in You

  • Posted on: 9 April 2013
  • By: admin

As a result of the many reports on violence against women both in the home and in public which showed that sexual violence was on the increase, RAU conducted a preliminary study in 2012 on Zimbabwe’s perceptions of sexual violence. This report will be published at the end of this week.   Causes of violence against women in Zimbabwe include; economic dependency of women on men. This was exacerbated by the political and economic crisis of 2007/8 which we are yet to recover from.

No Holds Barred - This Atrocity Ends Here

  • Posted on: 30 January 2013
  • By: admin

It is her core-her being- her most private self-her pride-her dignity.

When you violate it you have stripped away her dignity, self confidence, pride & well-being

And so with a warped mind, a sadistic spirit that derives pleasure from her pain

He chooses to target it- pushing the dagger into her fresh wound

Society has normalised it-it happens, men shall be men, & shall be men

They blame her-she wanted it or she looked for it, her skirt was too short

Why was she walking alone at night?