Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Race

‘Governor’ Maimane, his White ‘Sexual Object’, and Some Kind of New Hope for Young Masculinities

Forget about the politics, although that is reason we have come to know of him. Forget about the politics of race too, even though our society is the paradigm for the world on how race can be brutally politicised. And forget, for now the ‘white sexual object’, psychoanalytically speaking. Listening to ‘governor’ (or “ruler”, which … Continue reading

Violence

South African Should Have a Warning: Please Come, But You Enter at Your Own Risk

Besides what I wrote on NewAfricanMen last week on the xenophobic violence that had flared up in South Africa as well as government and civil society responses to the events, I wrote two other pieces. One of the article was published in The Star of Wednesday April 22 2015. In the same edition, the newspaper published an … Continue reading

Government / Violence

Zuma Admits the African National Congress (ANC) is to Blame

You could have felled me without a traditional weapon. Yesterday, after raging against the President Jacob Zuma and his party, African National Congress (ANC), for not taking responsibility for the violence that permeates our lives, and for the ridiculous expression of pain, Zuma admitted that the ANC is to blame. Forget that he still blamed … Continue reading

Masculinity / Men / Sexuality / Women

This Blog-post Can Help You Attract Straight White Women

Last weekend’s Sunday Times ran this ad for Volkswagen’s new Polo.  VW clearly do not see anything wrong with the ad. Half of the as is taken by these words: This car can help you attract women. Just drive it to places where there are women. And be really charming. The Sunday Times clearly didn’t see … Continue reading

Black Gay Men’s Story about Doing their Daughters’ is really about Parenting, Masculinity, and Race
Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Parenting / Sexuality

Black Gay Men’s Story about Doing their Daughters’ is really about Parenting, Masculinity, and Race

  Last year I posted on social media about the couple Kaleb and Kordale Lewis who caused a storm because of a picture they put on the web. It was an image of them doing their daughters’ hair for school. The image went viral. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of comments followed. Here they are in a … Continue reading

Blacks / Race

We need a united front of antiracist, feminist, decolonial, anticapitalist, queer, black scholars

I have been asked by several people to respond to the newspaper article by University of Cape Town’s Professor Xolela Mangcu, published in the past Sunday’s City Press. I have hesitated because, well, I think the two people used to illustrate what are otherwise good points can do a far better job than I. There is also what … Continue reading