masculinity

Usable traditions: The queering of Xhosa men’s initiation

Gcobani Qambela

Initiation practices might offer a moment of self-discovery for queer Xhosa men


Meeting men halfway: Clinics are going mobile to reach the toughest patients

For decades, we’ve struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?


Exposing a culture’s wounds

Milisuthando Bongela

It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally


OH DEAR GOD, PLEASE! NOT ANOTHER RAPE POEM

Koleka Putuma

A poem by Koleka Putuma


If we are going to fight back, we can’t use men’s tools

Milisuthando Bongela

"The fight ahead of us is unprecedented because it’s not a government, a masked criminal, a different ethnic or religious group “out there”."