Africa / African / Children / Culture / Tradition

Justice, Equality, Non-Sexism, Non-Racism, and Democracy Is What They Stood For – But Progressive Black Manhood Needn’t Mean Turning Into White Women in Drag

One of the ideals of the national freedom struggle in South Africa was to create a just, equal, non-sexist, non-racial, and democratic society. This is an ideal the Xhosa man of the abaThembu who became an international icon for progressive statesmanship and his fellow travelers stood for. We have not achieved that society yet. But … Continue reading

Wouldn’t it Make Girls’ Lives Happier and Richer if We Gave Boys an Education That Makes Them More Caring About Girls’ Aspirations
Blacks / Boys / Children / Feminist / Girls / Masculinity / Men / Race / Women

Wouldn’t it Make Girls’ Lives Happier and Richer if We Gave Boys an Education That Makes Them More Caring About Girls’ Aspirations

What’s up with all this attention and resources given to boys and masculinities, an associate and the head of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) said to me a few months ago after I informed her about a talk on boys I was preparing to give a few days afterwards?    The person who asked me this, … Continue reading