Director Gender Studies: University of the Free State – Dr. Nadine Lake
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Nadine Lake, the Director of Gender Studies in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State. We discuss feminism as a theory that challenges normative patriarchal and capitalist societies to reconsider the way that people think about reality and prioritises the voices and lived experiences of women. Multiple traits of feminism have evolved. Some of the applied learnings of a more gender sensitive state has seen narrowing of gender pay gaps, women having the right to work, increasing the number of women in decision making positions and fighting against gender-based violence in a public manner supported by the President of South Africa. The field of gender studies aims to teach students to think about power relations in society and the way that this impacts on our work and domestic environments to challenge inequality in society. Tune in for more….