Where are We in Understanding Men’s Relationship to Violence? Launch of Agenda’s Special Issue on Men and Violence
Feminist / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Violence

Where are We in Understanding Men’s Relationship to Violence? Launch of Agenda’s Special Issue on Men and Violence

Agenda & the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research will host the launch of Agenda Journal Special Issue on Men & Violence. The Special Issue is edited by Lisa Vetten and Kopano Ratele. The editorial by Lou Haysom, Agenda’s managing editor, can be found here.  Limited access to the guest editors’ introductory piece can be found … Continue reading

Mbuyiselo Botha: I May Be A Proud Feminist, But I Am No Sissy
Africa / African / Culture / Feminist / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Women

Mbuyiselo Botha: I May Be A Proud Feminist, But I Am No Sissy

Somebody who doesn’t have the new reservations I expressed in the previous blog post (Feminist men have more sexual fun) about males calling themselves feminist is the activist Mbuyiselo Botha. A friend and comrade, Mbuyiselo and I agree about many things in this project of trying to make salient the effects of men’s social power over … 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