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Watch Cosmopolitan SA's 'What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day'

The video, which features Coconut Kelz, J Something, Nasty C and more, reverses the roles to highlight just how much harassment South African women encounter daily.

Two days ago, South Africa kicked off its 16 days of activism, part of an international campaign against gender-based violence.

Cosmopolitan South Africa recently released a short video entitled "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" which highlights just how much harassment South African women encounter on a daily basis from the time they get to the bus stop to happy hour after work—and every place in between.

What's different with this video, however, is that the roles are reversed and men are the ones being harassed. Hilarious political satirist Coconut Kelz takes the lead in the skit alongside Mi Casa's J Something, rapper Nasty C and several other prominent South African men.


The opening scene of "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" depicts a bus stop where J Something is seated while waiting for the bus to arrive. Coconut Kelz, who plays the stereotypical harasser of a man, takes a seat next to him and tells him to smile because "[he'd] look much prettier".

The scene that follows is set in a coffee shop where Nasty C is grabbing a cup of coffee. Unfortunately for him, he has an uncomfortable encounter as Coconut Kelz deliberately brushes her hand against his then proceeds to hold his coffee at ransom unless he gives her his number of course. From having one's personal space invaded at the gym to being forced to leave the bar during happy hour, the video makes use of humor and irony—and brilliantly so—to highlight the level of harassment South African women encounter daily.

Over the past few months, South African women have protested several times against the frequent accounts of gender-based violence, rape and femicide in the country.

Watch Cosmopolitan South Africa's "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" below:

COSMO Men Stand Up: What It's Like To Be A Woman For A Day | Real Talk | Cosmopolitan SA www.youtube.com

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CNN Names Ethiopian Innovator Freweini Mebrahtu This Year's 'Hero of the Year'

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Last night, Ethiopia's Freweini Mebrahtu was been named CNN's "Hero of the Year". The award was in recognition of her work on menstruation and keeping girls in school as well as fighting to end the cultural stigma still attached to menstruation. Mebrahtu was also awarded USD 100 000 to help in expanding her work.

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'Chalk Back' Sees Kenyan Women Fighting Back Against Street Sexual Harassment

Kenyan women and girls in Kibera are using chalk to literally document their experiences with sexual harassment on the very streets they've been harassed.

Kenyan women and girls living in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlements on the continent, are fed up with being sexually harassed daily on the streets by men.

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The BRIT Awards 2020, which went down earlier this week, saw the likes of Stormzy take home the Best Male trophy home and Dave win Best Album.

The night also saw Stormzy deliver a stunning performance that featured a medley of songs from his latest album, Heavy Is the Head. The British-Ghanaian star started things out slow with "Don't Forget to Breathe," before popping things off with "Do Better" then turning up the heat with "Wiley Flow."

Stormzy nodded to J Hus, playing a short bit of "Fortune Teller," before being joined onstage by Nigeria's Burna Boy to perform their hit "Own It." Burna Boy got his own moment and performed an energetic rendition of his African Giant favorite "Anybody."

The night was closed off with a powerful message that read: "A lot of time they tell us 'Black people, we too loud.' Know what I'm sayin'? We need to turn it down a little bit. We seem too arrogant. We a little too much for them to handle. Black is beautiful man." The message flashed on a black screen before a moving performance of "Rainfall" backed by his posse.

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The ornate gilded copper headgear, which features images of Jesus Christ and the Twelve Apostles, was unearthed after refugee-turned-Dutch-citizen Sirak Asfaw contacted Dutch 'art detective' Arthur Brand. (Photo by Jan HENNOP/AFP) (Photo by JAN HENNOP/AFP via Getty Images)

A Stolen 18th Century Ethiopian Crown Has Been Returned from The Netherlands

The crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for 20 years.

In one of the latest developments around art repatriation, a stolen 18th century Ethiopian crown that was discovered decades ago in the Netherlands, has been sent back home.

Sirak Asfaw, an Ethiopian who fled to The Netherlands in the '70s, first found the relic in the suitcase of a visitor in 1998, reports BBC Africa. He reportedly protected the item for two decades, before informing Dutch "art crime investigator" Arthur Brand and authorities about his discovery last year.

The crown is one of only 20 in existence and features intricate Biblical depictions of Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. Historians believe it was given to the church by the warlord Welde Sellase several centuries ago.

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