Churches in the global South, especially Africa are growing.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
Men march against.
violence against women and children in Cape Town, South Africa.
While men regard the social norm of 'proving' their manhood as normal, research shows otherwise. Combating these misconceptions can help reduce male violence.
Groomed to perfection.
Over the past 30 years, capitalism has redefined the labour market – and with it, men.
Young interviewees speak of the pressure to conform to certain ideals of masculinity.
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Contemporary television is replete with gruesome tests of survival, charting our obsession with what modern man has lost.
‘Dandy philosopher’, Sir Humphry Davy.
The likes of Charles Darwin and Humphry Davy weren't always seen as the powerful, authoritative heroes they're portrayed as today.
Men are struggling to cope with the pressures of modern life – but they alone cannot solve the problem.
Protesters rally against the proposed budget cuts in Rio de Janeiro in November 2016.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
Risk-taking was the only gender norm in the study associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
Who you can become is shaped by the history of your home.
Masculinity is defined by more than just manliness.
Toxic masculinity is bad for everyone.
Donald Trump's popularity despite his chauvinism is an ugly reminder that economic inequality and gender inequality go hand-in-hand.
Donald Trump’s campaign has been built upon controversial statements that have kept his name in the news.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
Donald Trump hovered behind Hillary Clinton for large stretches of the debate.
In reducing his aggressive, sexist banter to 'locker-room' conversation, Donald Trump reveals a regressive and oafish masculinity.
We're used to categorising people as "male" or "female" – but that's no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
Nationwide, barbershops are on the decline.
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Is the decline of the corner barbershop another indicator that male friendships and community ties are eroding? Or could it simply mean that concepts of masculinity are shifting?
A police officer guards the entrance to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A macho culture prevails in police departments in America. The recent killing of Philando Castile serves as one example of the way racial bias and police officer machismo work together.
Portrait of Miriam Tlali as part of Adrian Steirn’s 21 Icons South Africa project. Date: 15.10.2014.
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A South African novel, published in 1980 and dealing with the Soweto student uprising four years earlier, still provides lessons for students today.
Testimonies at the royal commission highlighted the age-old military tradition of initiation ceremonies and their place in building morale.
Military institutions and militarised cultures seek to generate a unity of people and purpose. Initiation rituals have been a historically stable strategy to achieve this.
A hundred years later, the magnitude of the Battle of Somme can still be felt.
A hundred years ago today, the Battle of the Somme began. This conflict, in which a million men died in order to move the front lines about six miles, spelled the end of courage as a cornerstone of masculine identity.
Young men with problem drug-use have high rates of mental health problems and backgrounds of contact with child protection.
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.