Gender / Inequality / Parenting / Uncategorized

Gender equality must begin at home

In case you missed it, here is an article by Kopano Ratele and Rebecca Helman to mark Women’s Day. It was published in the Saturday Star of August 6. Advertisements 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

Gender / Inequality / Sexuality / Violence

TEACH-IN with Professor JEFF HEARN: Opportunity to Meet with Him to Pose Questions on Any Issue Related to his Scholarship

Professor Jeff Hearn will be leading a teach-in at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Friday, 21 February 2014, 9.00am – 3.30pm. Continue reading

Boys / Inequality / Masculinity / Men / Violence

In a Country Where Women are Free to Dress as They Please, Why is There Violence?

Here is an article on violence, or something, in the favelas of Brazil. It’s a well-written article, a sort of cultural psychology of slum life of Brazil. But is it about violence, or it is about some other thing, which, however, is easier to talk of as violence but is actually difficult to articulate? I say the article is on violence because … Continue reading

African / Feminist / Gender / Inequality / Masculinity / Men / Women

“101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women” By Michael Urbina

Michael Urbina must still be in shock. On July 26, 2013 he posted a piece titled “101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women” on his blog As I write this and repost his piece, just after 14.00 South African time today, August 5, 2013, there are hundreds of comments, a bunch … Continue reading

Africa / African / Blacks / Inequality / Men

Middle Class African Man

It is good for a society when the middle class is growing. Why? Because the middle class is good for society. This is what we are supposed to think. A report from the African Development Bank (AfDB) which showed that the number of middle class Africans has tripled over the last 30 years to 326 … Continue reading

Blacks / Inequality / Men / Power / Whites

It’s Capitalist Racist Patriarchy, Stupid! Learn To Be, Like, White

In April a number of media outlets ran the news of how white people still dominate management position in South Africa. I don’t know what the media, without generalizing too much, think of South Africans. I don’t whether we were being asked to be surprised, disappointed, angry, or laugh that there isn’t much new about … Continue reading