In South Africa, approximately 500,000 rapes, murders and beatings are committed against women every year.1 Many of these are carried out against black lesbian women, including hate crimes and practices of ‘corrective rape’.2 Zanele Muholi is a South African visual activist and creator of Inkanyiso, an activist platform that exposes the realities of black LGBTI individuals in South Africa. This month, she’s in New York as part of Brooklyn Museum’s Isibonelo/Evidence show, travelling with three… [read more »]
Facebook is a universal connector, but its interpretation varies from culture to culture. Just look at the way each individual nation approaches the social network in its corresponding hit pop song. American Facebook songs tend to be ironic and they harbor frustration. Middle Eastern Facebook songs are romantic love ballads. The Indian treatment paints Facebook with a rose-tinted screen filter; they write about how the site is so great.
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