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    The baby elephant in the room

    08 Apr 2010


    Guest blogger Trevor Davies

    Are we missing something in the gender debate? Credit: Zuwa Davies

    Are we missing something in the gender debate? Credit: Zuwa Davies

    Simple things sometimes seem the most difficult to accept. We protest that the hardest place to tackle gender inequity is in the privacy of the home and then we spend little or no time in our work on women’s rights, feminism and masculinities examining the area where we interact most in the home – in the raising of our children.
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    Soccer, xenophobia and masculinities

    13 Jul 2009


    go-home-or-die-psp When friends ask me about the World Soccer Cup in South Africa in June 2010, I say there is only one if, but a big if.

    What if another wave of xenophobic violence unfurled, like the one that shook South Africa to the core a year ago? It left 50 dead and about 150,000 displaced, terrified and destitute immigrants – black, African and foreign. (Click here to see a slideshow)

    The army stepped in and the violence subsided. But xenophobia still simmers. In June, IPS reported on yet more murders of Somalis in the Western Cape province. More »