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How South Africa’s violent notion of masculinity harms us all

A glance at the court roll for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 reveals – for the thousandth time – that something is very, very wrong in South Africa. Across the country, across race, age, and class groups, an epidemic of male-perpetrated violence is taking place daily. Its victims include women and children, but they are predominantly other men. The time for a national conversation about how to disentangle masculinity from violence is long overdue: