The Great Equalizer Podcast – Women’s Day 2019


This week on The Great Equalizer, Sam argues with Charlene about why Women’s Day in South Africa is a crock of public holiday, cutesy hallmark card BS. Hands up now, who agrees?

Okay okay, so as not to make this clickbait (but seriously, give this one a listen), this episode seeks to honour all the brave South African women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August, 1956. Those who protested the Apartheid regime with the utmost grace, dignity, discipline, courage and humility. Bad language aside, these are all virtues we strive to emulate here on TGE.

So about those rocks… Where are those women today? Politics aside, we still have a lot to fight for. We still have a lot to stand for. Where are the matriarchs? Where are the badass mothers that no-one dares mess with? Where is our army of women?


All this and more in this week’s episode of The Great Equalizer. Disagree with our stance? We wanna hear from YOU. Remember, #nojudgies ✌

A big thank you to Two Dads and a Kid, She Gathers, Wildflower Transformation Coaching, budding lawyer Zandile Mnisi and Instagram’s own @thee_blackgeisha_chinadoll for contributing your thoughts and musings to this episode.

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TGEThe Great Equalizer is hosted by local Joburg moms, Sam Herbst and Charlene Armstrong, who believe that all parents are rocking the same kind of crazy. It doesn’t matter who you were pre-kid, what colour skin you’re in, how rich or poor you are, or whether you’re gay or straight… If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like to smell your kid’s butt in public and you can probably identify with fantasising about killing your sleeping partner during a 03:00 am wakeup call.

Here at The Great Equalizer we laugh, bitch and cry about the ups and downs of our current upside-down. There’s just one rule (and it’s non-negotiable)… absolutely NO JUDGIES. Okay? Okay.

*And because your hosts don’t know what the frack they’re doing 99% of the time, we touch base with experts who do. So, hey, you may just learn something too 😉

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