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Dealing with Emotional Trauma is Not for Bourgeoise Mamas’ Babies

Men have hearts – believe it or not. Men’s hearts, like women’s, can get really badly hurt. Unlike women, men are not as adept in doing the work that heals a heart. I wouldn’t be able to say stuff like that when I was in my teens and twenties, given to acting all smooth as … Continue reading

Men Who Speak With Fists: Pearlie Joubert
Gender / Masculinity / Men / Power / Violence / Women

Men Who Speak With Fists: Pearlie Joubert

Five years ago this month the journalist Pearlie Joubert wrote this article for the Mail & Guardian (http://mg.co.za/article/2007-11-19-men-who-speak-with-fists). I met Pearlie for the first time last week. During our conversation slash interview slash ideas-storm about a project on “how to start a revolution”, she was reminded by something I said about the article and promised to send … Continue reading

Baba Buntu On How To Respond When Whites Make Race-Jokes, Exclude You, Talk Down To You Or Express Other Forms of “Subtle Racism”
African / Blacks / Power / Race / Whites

Baba Buntu On How To Respond When Whites Make Race-Jokes, Exclude You, Talk Down To You Or Express Other Forms of “Subtle Racism”

Baba Buntu, of Shabaka: Men of Afrika, wrote this on the group’s facebook page. It’s a how-to, let’s-break-it-down, useful piece of advice on responding to white racist micro-aggression, insults, exclusions, put-downs and the covert everyday racism many black people will know of in the workplace. I have reposted it below, or you can go to … Continue reading