masculinity

 
Slice of life: I’m a  ‘neguinho’  who is really good
Slice of life: I’m a  ‘neguinho’  who is really good
I was six years old when I first started dancing. But some people in my extended family said that, if I do ballet, I am going to turn gay or end up...
Watch where you put your hands, oaf !
Watch where you put your hands, oaf !
Some months back, at a work event in Europe, a man exclaimed how distressing the #MeToo campaign was for him because, as he put it: “Now I...
Why is male rage sacrosanct?
Why is male rage sacrosanct?
I have watched with interest how the trauma of men is treated, especially men who go on to traumatise others. Frankly I am disappointed, and...
Meeting men halfway: Clinics are going mobile to reach the toughest patients
Meeting men halfway: Clinics are going mobile to reach the toughest patients
Some men stare pointedly at their feet. They sit in silence, their shoulders stiff despite the warmth of the Saturday morning sun. Others crack...
Exposing a culture’s wounds
Exposing a culture’s wounds
More than being just an expository foray into a culture’s sacred rites and rituals, award-winning South African film Inxeba — The...
Questions we should be asking ourselves
Questions we should be asking ourselves
The following questions were created for workshops exploring sexuality, power and consent, sensuality and desire. Implicit in this exploration is...
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues
For these young Batswana feminists, the academic terminology that has been popularised in online-driven social activism is useful but limited....
Beware of the progressive patriarch
Beware of the progressive patriarch
We all know them. We may be some of them. Self-proclaimed “real men”.
What will save us?
What will save us?
In her poem from, Nayyirah Waheed asks: what/ massacre/ happens to my son/ between/ him/ living within my skin/…/ and/ his soft...
If we are going to fight back, we can’t use men’s tools
If we are going to fight back, we can’t use men’s tools
"You can’t shame people into changing their behaviour.” Academic and author Brené Brown said these words in an interview in 2012.

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