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

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

Africa / Masculinity / Men

Designing a New Critical African Psychology of Men and Masculinities

Long Abstract About three months ago I was in Paris where I had travelled to participate in the 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Over two years before that I convened three panels at the International Conference on African Studies that took place in Accra, in October 2013. A few months prior in the … Continue reading

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The International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

On March 6-8, 2015, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, in New York City. The Conference is timed to immediately precede the meeting of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations, Twenty … Continue reading

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Teaching Men and Boys to Understand How Some Performances of Masculinity Compromise Lives

Last year Lisa Vetten and I co-edited a special issue of the journal Agenda. One of the papers that we received and published was by Professor Lindsay Clowes.  A really well-argued piece of reflection, it is concerned with the issue of teaching on the subject of masculinity. The paper has the title “The limits of … Continue reading