The Big Read: Tyranny of the patriarchs

28 January 2016 - 02:23 By Panashe Chigumadzi

'Stop this thing, you are trying to divide us." They were angry words, spoken in the low, threatening voices of our male student counterparts. They were feeling frustrated that, in the middle of what black students had begun to refer to as a "revolution", a group of black women had come together to disrupt the culture of patriarchy and misogyny that was undermining women student leaders and threatening the safety of women protesters.

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