Blacks / Children / Class / Men / Sexuality

Money, Men, Women, Some Kind of Love

“Many rich black parents of the North make the mistake of associating their hard-earned economic freedom, with their children’s supposedly unquestioned entitlement to it. This misconception becomes dangerous when these elite black individuals raise their children – particularly their male children – with traditional ideas of manhood coupled with the constant spoon-feeding of money. This … Continue reading

Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Sexuality

“We Know What Love Is Because the Media Tells Us What It Is”

Mandisa Malinga attended the IX International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentia from 28 to 31 August 2013. The conference theme was “Sex and the Marketplace: What’s love got to do with it?”. She presented some of the work we have conducing on young black men … Continue reading

Boys / Children / Class / Fatherhood / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Violence

The Absence of Violence is the Result of Mutual Nurturance, not High Halls and More Policing

It is fact that many South African children are fatherless. The two main reasons for this are death and dumping. The reasons are connected to each other. Both arise out of and contribute towards the hegemonic form of masculine identity. Both are connected to a third reason still: the uncommonness of nurturing fathers and lack … Continue reading