Boys / Masculinity / Men / Movies / Sexuality

Feeling (the) Moonlight

Moonlight is a movie about a boy growing up black and closetted queerness/asexuality. It’s about boyhood and masculinity in the US. It’s about kin, biological and found. It’s about love from unexpected places and people. It’s about overt violence and microaggressions in schools. [And the all-black world of the movie makes this a must see … Continue reading

Boys / Gender / Girls / Inequality

South African researchers release a study on how South African families think about gender (in)equality at home

Here is a journal article on how South African parents and children talk about and do gender and gender equality at home. The researchers visited families to hear how parents and children talk with each about equality, masculinity and femininities. Parents were asked questions such as ‘Do you think there should be a difference in … 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

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

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

Boys / Education / Girls / Sexuality

6 Things African Boys (and Grown Men) Need to Embrace About Masturbation (As Told By Cheyenne, A Girl from Outside LA)

Here are 6 things African boys (and, I bet grown men too) need to, eh, embrace about masturbation. The lesson is presented by Cheyenne, a feminist girl from outside Los Angeles with Mexican, Cuban and White US heritage. It’s time I share this. Why? It’s educational and entertaining, that’s first reason. I like it, as I do other videos they do at … Continue reading