Masculinity in Crisis

Toxic masculinity is embedded in South African culture, as evidenced by the spurt of gender-based violence highlighted by the media since January 2017, and manifests itself in a myriad of overt and covert ways. Danielle Hoffmeester, a Gender Justice and Reconciliation Project Assistant at IJR, shares her thoughts on how the importance of inviting men into spaces that interrogates toxic masculinity is fundamental to subverting misogyny, dismantling patriarchy, and by extension, ending gendered violence.