Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
9 Sep 2021
4:50 am

When will women gain the right to make decisions that impact on their wellbeing?

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

Men can walk into clinics to have vasectomies and the requirements for them to get the go-ahead do not come anywhere near what is expected of women.

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There is a storm brewing in Texas, one so familiar that it brings about a chill that changes the landscape of things. The conversation of abortion has again reared its head. I have no opinion on terminations of pregnancies because I believe our beliefs and wants are different. We have come to accept heterosexual relationships, but have drawn the line at accepting other life choices. We question single-parent homes, labelling them as the decay of our moral fibre. We accept that norms and standards define the roles of boys and girls, but question these when children grow into adults who...