Archive for June, 2010

Football and development

Posted on June 23, 2010, by Kudzai, under Gender Masala, culture, human rights.

Guest post by Zukiswa Zimela, IPS Africa
fair-playGrowing up as a little girl in rural Bizana in the Eastern Cape of South Africa I had no interest in soccer. I spent most of my time playing house, baking mud pies to nurture my stick children I had lovingly wrapped in plastic blankets. This was perfectly normal and acceptable because I learnt how to be a “proper girl” the traditional way.