fatherhood

 
When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
I remember wondering if I could still wear my short night dress or my short pyjama pants. I had never felt like that in my entire life. I was 18...
Fatherhood: Not for heroes
Fatherhood: Not for heroes
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Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Men denying paternity has become normalised and the lack of research around this, as well as women’s disempowerment, makes matters much worse,...
Could fatherhood be changing for the better?
Could fatherhood be changing for the better?
Traditionally, fathers were breadwinners and disciplinarians. Fathers taught their sons how to play football and encouraged their children to "buy a...
[Video]What does it mean to be a father?
[Video]What does it mean to be a father?
Sonke Gender Justice asks what South Africans think it means to be a father and their opinion on sharing parental responsibilities.
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
I heard a familiar complaint from a new father recently: “My baby’s asleep when I leave in the morning and by the time I get home, he’s...
The dad who was really there
The dad who was really there
June 15 marks the fourth Father's Day I'll spend without my dad. He died in January 2011, which means that, for me, the day most people get...
Fatherhood's a struggle for the fatherless
Fatherhood's a struggle for the fatherless
Every morning, when I wake up, I write a text message to my 19-year-old daughter, Sbonganjalo, saying: "I love you nana, I miss you, I adore...
[Slideshow]Moments of fatherhood
[Slideshow]Moments of fatherhood
The MenCare Global Fatherhood campaign celebrates the stories of three fathers who are dedicated to being the best parents they can be.
Why new dads don't always love their baby
Why new dads don't always love their baby
Fatherhood can be boring and demoralising, according to a new genre of confessional literature written by men who are willing to admit feeling...
Having a bawl
Having a bawl
It was 3am one recent morning when I found myself changing my son's nappy for the first time since I became a father in politically deadlocked and...
A new baby, despite ouches
A new baby, despite ouches
After 41 weeks in the womb, Baby Biriwasha seemed in no hurry to come out— In the first of a five-part series about the hopes and fears of a...