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

Boys / Education / Girls / Sexuality

6 Things African Boys (and Grown Men) Need to Embrace About Masturbation (As Told By Cheyenne, A Girl from Outside LA)

Here are 6 things African boys (and, I bet grown men too) need to, eh, embrace about masturbation. The lesson is presented by Cheyenne, a feminist girl from outside Los Angeles with Mexican, Cuban and White US heritage. It’s time I share this. Why? It’s educational and entertaining, that’s first reason. I like it, as I do other videos they do at … Continue reading

Africa / Masculinity / Men

Designing a New Critical African Psychology of Men and Masculinities

Long Abstract About three months ago I was in Paris where I had travelled to participate in the 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Over two years before that I convened three panels at the International Conference on African Studies that took place in Accra, in October 2013. A few months prior in the … Continue reading

Children / Feminist / Masculinity / Men

Educating Men and Women on Creative Freedom

African countries, says Kopano Ratele, are weighed down by scores of problems. The oppression of women and girls is only one of these problems. However, the profeminist scholar cautions that masculine domination is not merely one among many problems, and not a problem for female and feminine subjects only. Instead, the subordination of women and girls, especially … Continue reading

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 / Race

‘Governor’ Maimane, his White ‘Sexual Object’, and Some Kind of New Hope for Young Masculinities

Forget about the politics, although that is reason we have come to know of him. Forget about the politics of race too, even though our society is the paradigm for the world on how race can be brutally politicised. And forget, for now the ‘white sexual object’, psychoanalytically speaking. Listening to ‘governor’ (or “ruler”, which … 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. http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/5-things-wish-someone-told-means-man-jvinc/ Continue reading