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The Side Eye: Zimbabwe Bans Second-Hand Underwear


The Zimbabwean government has recently banned “second-hand undergarments of any type, form or description – whether purchased, donated or procured in any other manner.” Finance Minister Tendai Biti even added: "If you are a husband and you see your wife buying underwear from the flea market, you have failed.” The bigger failure seems to be the necessity out of which folks in Zimbabwe have to buy second-hand knickers. It's likely that sh*t's not a choice.

 

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Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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