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From ‘academic boys’ to ‘sex-jaros’: What it means to be a black boy in a South African township

Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy?

We need to ask awkward questions about our schools

Ignore the language used in brochures and on open days and be vigilant about the details

Nigeria’s poisonous patriarchy

Many in Nigeria believe that familial and even societal honor depends on women’s complicity, purity, and silence

Our children are killers and we need to change this

They learnt violence at home and in society which is marred by inequality and poverty

Schools must take the long walk of reform

Many private and former Model C schools may look good, but they are rotten to the core

The other side of #MeToo

Women and others are coming forward to say #MeToo. Men in general are silent, knowing they, too, could rightly be the next accused.

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