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

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

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

Africa / Masculinity / Men

Examining Masculinities in Africa and Beyond, by Christophe Broqua and Anne Doquet

“In 1977, there was an issue of the African studies journal Cahiers d’Études africaines devoted to women (Vidal 1977c). In the foreword, Claudine Vidal told of the obstacles that it had been necessary to overcome in order to complete this project, which was new in two ways, because it involved asking women to write about … Continue reading