Opinion Pieces

14th April 2020

Why worry about Cyclones when you have Microfinance and Soap Operas?

Why worry about Cyclones when you have Microfinance and Soap Operas? Elize Soer – researcher in the Gender Justice Project (Irish Aid) at the Centre for […]
9th April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic: Re/making common knowledges and common spaces

The Covid-19 pandemic: Re/making common knowledges and common spaces by Tinashe Mawere Banter(ing) the Lockdown and gender scripts Gender scripts and gendered identities are always evident […]
6th April 2020

Theorising in the thrall of a pandemic

Theorising in the thrall of a pandemic by Pierre Brouard   Is it possible to have theory in an epidemic? Paula Treichler asked in the early […]
6th April 2020

“Stay in the house and shag” and other bits of useless Covid-19 advice

“Stay in the house and shag” and other bits of useless Covid-19 advice By Pierre Brouard Just “stay in the house and shag” said UK comedian […]
3rd April 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences Alex Broadbent, University of Johannesburg and Benjamin T H Smart, University of Johannesburg Suppose you had […]
13th September 2019

Decolonise Men and Masculinity Studies to end Gender-Based Violence

Decolonise Men and Masculinity Studies to end Gender-Based Violence by Prof Sakhumzi Mfecane As gender scholars in South Africa specialising in Men and Masculinities research, we […]
2nd September 2019

From the heart – Women and patriarchy: a discussion of ‘uhlelele ni?’

From the heart – Women and patriarchy: a discussion of ‘uhlelele ni?’ by Sivuyisiwe Wonci  Why would you stay? ‘A mother and her kids have been […]
27th June 2019

Coerce into Societal Standards: the Caster Semenya Case and the IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Athletes with Differences of Sex Development (DSD)

Coerce into Societal Standards: the Caster Semenya Case and the IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Athletes with Differences of Sex Development (DSD) by Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga […]
6th May 2019

Gender and disability: a matter of dignity

Gender and disability: a matter of dignity Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga Introduction In this paper I review the intersection between gender and disability, which remains a […]
11th April 2019

Masculinities in South Africa and violence: an indisputable link?

Masculinities in South Africa and violence: an indisputable link? By Lubabalo Mdedetyana   Defining masculinity is a challenging task. Hamber (2010: 77) refers to Connell’s (2005) […]
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