Health / Men

Photographing African men’s struggle with depression

How does one photograph depression? Or any other mental health problem for that matter. Have a read of this article from okayafrica brought to my attention by the counselling psychologist and journalist Aernout Zevenbergen on photographer Thembela ‘Nymless’ Ngayi’s photographs of African men’s struggle with depression. The importance of bringing to the attention of African men, and women, the realities and … Continue reading

African / Images / Men

Wearing ‘African’ print is more than just covering one’s body

From the Garden of Eden, what human beings use to cover their bodies, and their poodles’ bodies, has never been simply to cover the body. Dresses, skirts, shirts, earrings, hats, necklaces, wrist-watches, trousers, blankets, coats, jackets and everything else you can think of that humans put on their bodies is part of how they communicate, whether they do so intentionally or … Continue reading

Education / Health / Masculinity

Academics are Trying to Turn Men into Thumbsucking Little Beta Males in Skinny Jeans

You know, when talk turns to patriarchy and men’s violence and that kinda thing, most people’s minds imagine a so-called traditional man under a tree somewhere in Nigeria or a poor woman scraping for food in the mountains of a god-forsaken country like Afghanistan. Watch this. And think again. Patriarchy is not out there somewhere waiting to … Continue reading

Conferences / Health

The 3rd Male Psychology Conference

For those of you interested in the psychological aspects of males and able to travel to the United Kingdom, the 3rd Male Psychology Conference is taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June 2016 at University College London. The conference is not limited to psychologists. The organisers encourage abstracts from all academic disciplines, from students, therapists, and academics. … Continue reading

Boys / Health / Men

Beyond Working with Men and Boys – Special Issue of “Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care

That we need to work with men and boys has become a key mantra of health programmes globally, particularly those concerned with HIV, violence and more recently sexual and reproductive health and rights. And yet there is very little known about how effective these programmes are, nor of the challenges, opportunities and politics of this … Continue reading