Category Women and Power

News, opinion and analysis on Zimbabwean women, power politics, women’s rights and gender politics from The Zimbabwean Progressive.

Amanda Gorman: Award-winning 22-year-old African American poet and activist stole the Biden-Harris inauguration show with the reading of her soul-stirring poem “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman, an award-winning African American poet and activist, became the youngest presidential inauguration poet in U.S. history when she delivered her soul-stirring poem "The Hill We Climb," at the historical inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021.
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Google Ad Portal Equated “Black Girls” with Porn

Research by The Markup found that searching Google’s ad buying portal for “Black girls,” “Latina girls,” and “Asian Girls” led to pornographic content, and searching for “White girls” returned no suggestions, indicating "a racial bias that equated people of color with objectified sexualization while exempting White people from any associations whatsoever."
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When will a woman lead Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe's first election without Robert Mugabe may produce one of the most gender-imbalanced legislatures in the world. So far, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF party has fielded only 19 women out of 210 candidates contesting parliamentary seats across the country.
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