conference / Masculinity / Men

Roundtable on “Current and Future Work on Men and Masculinities”, Durban, May 28, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Initiative on Studies on Masculinities (IISM) will be hosting a roundtable on Current and Future Work on Men and Masculinities in Durban on Saturday May 28, 2016. Here is a blurb about the roundtable, including the list of panellists. The roundtable will be hosted as part of the International Conference on Community Psychology … Continue reading

African / Boys / Gender / Masculinity / Men

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – Programme

  Two weeks ago we posted an announcement for the Symposium on African Boys, Men and Masculinities to be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. Here is the draft Programme Since the announcement a new speaker, Monique Huysamen, had been added to the programme. A doctoral candidate at UCT, Ms Huysamen … Continue reading

Femininity / Gender / Masculinity

Prince’s Many Non-conforminng, Wonderful, and Weird Masculinities

The Prince is dead. Prince is free. Long be the love for his weird, nonconforming, wonderful, multiple masculinities. That’s one major lesson he left behind. According to Steven Thrasher in this piece in the Guardian, Prince was a paradox in that he expanded the concept of what it meant to be a man while also deconstructing the entire idea of gender. … Continue reading

Boys / Masculinity / Symposium

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – A One-Day Symposium

A one-day symposium on how to think, study, approach, represent, and engage the complex lived experiences of African boys, men and masculinities will be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. The organisers are the psychologist Kopano Ratele of the University of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, and … Continue reading

Masculinity / Men

The Negative Effects of Being a So-called ‘Real Man’, by Mbuyiselo Botha

“AS MEN, the majority of us are trapped in a patriarchal prison. The majority of us are misguidedly convinced that this obnoxious and preposterous system is somehow inspired by God. Patriarchy manifests itself through our families, churches, schools, workplaces and our televisions telling us that men ‘do not show emotions other than anger and aggression’, … Continue reading