What has been so profoundly stirring about the tributes to the black feminist cultural critic and scholar bell hooks, is the breadth of the lives that her words and teaching touched. Each tribute, a hand held to the heart, or perhaps a wave, across generations, distance and experience. hooks’s talks, essays and books confirm her… Read More
International Men’s Day: What Are We Celebrating?
by Shane Thomas Today is International Men’s Day. According to the organisation’s website, International Men’s Day is, “…an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.” While well-intentioned, I find any type of self-congratulatory discourse around men… Read More
What’s the problem with Black Masculinities?
by Dr Ornette D Clennon Like so many of us, I was spellbound by the recent conversation between bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry that showed beyond any doubt the lively power of an intersectional analysis that concerns itself with the entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in history and in everyday life. One… Read More
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