Africa / Masculinity / Men

Designing a New Critical African Psychology of Men and Masculinities

Long Abstract About three months ago I was in Paris where I had travelled to participate in the 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Over two years before that I convened three panels at the International Conference on African Studies that took place in Accra, in October 2013. A few months prior in the … Continue reading

Children / Feminist / Masculinity / Men

Educating Men and Women on Creative Freedom

African countries, says Kopano Ratele, are weighed down by scores of problems. The oppression of women and girls is only one of these problems. However, the profeminist scholar cautions that masculine domination is not merely one among many problems, and not a problem for female and feminine subjects only. Instead, the subordination of women and girls, especially … Continue reading

Blacks / Children / Class / Men / Sexuality

Money, Men, Women, Some Kind of Love

“Many rich black parents of the North make the mistake of associating their hard-earned economic freedom, with their children’s supposedly unquestioned entitlement to it. This misconception becomes dangerous when these elite black individuals raise their children – particularly their male children – with traditional ideas of manhood coupled with the constant spoon-feeding of money. This … Continue reading