conference / Masculinity / Men

Roundtable on “Current and Future Work on Men and Masculinities”, Durban, May 28, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Initiative on Studies on Masculinities (IISM) will be hosting a roundtable on Current and Future Work on Men and Masculinities in Durban on Saturday May 28, 2016. Here is a blurb about the roundtable, including the list of panellists. The roundtable will be hosted as part of the International Conference on Community Psychology … Continue reading

Masculinity / Men

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About What It Means To Be A Man

Let’s get down to business: I wish I’d known some of these things a long time ago. _____ I’ve made a lot of mistakes; I suppose everyone has. Looking back, though, I’ve thought a lot about the path I’m on and the way I behave. Continue reading

Boys / Children / Girls

Throw Like A Girl. Or What Tampons Have To Do With Masculinity

You may have seen this. It’s actually an ad. By Lauren Greenfield. It’s for what’s sometimes referred to feminine or female health. That is to say, tampons and pads. What do tampons and pads have to do with masculinity, you want to know. If it has to do with gender, because reproductive and sexual health have to do … Continue reading

Jody Bieber’s Quiet Portrays Men in South Africa in their Underwear
Gender / Images / Masculinity / Men

Jody Bieber’s Quiet Portrays Men in South Africa in their Underwear

At the least it seems to me that what takes place in the intimate spaces of the home, while often neglected in studies of society, is as consequential as that which occurs in the public, in the more overtly political, history-making spaces of political rallies, parliament, companies, courts, stadiums. What we do when are alone or with our close … Continue reading


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