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As Valentine’s Day grows more popular in Africa individuals have brought various characterisations to the celebration. Nevertheless, what resonates is the tendency for the celebration to bring emotional issues to the fore, be they political or romantic... read more

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  Full of underdog success stories, the Olympic Games are often seen as a way to overcome inequality. In reality, however, the sporting event can serve as a platform for sexism and even racism. Caster Semenya An example of this is the treatment of Caste... read more

Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect opportunity to consider whether a move towards gender equality could be changingthe way we date. Do long-established dating traditions prevent gender equality? Are they romantic or just sexist? Going Dutch “You a... read more

Valentine’s Day in Latin America and the Caribbean is known by different names and is even celebrated on different dates. Despite this, a common trait in all countries is the fact that in commemorating this day they perpetuate and reinforce gender roles... read more

Valentine’s Day receives a mixed reception in Australia: 57% of Australians say it is not a day that they enjoy, and 25% of singles actively dread the occasion. Men are the main purchasers on Valentine’s Day, with 58% buying a card compared with 41... read more

  Perhaps on initial thought, Valentine’s Day may not appear to be the most appropriate time to be discussing violence. However, while the origins of this day remain uncertain, claims have been made that the origins are associated with the Catholic... read more