The fatherhood project: confronting issues of masculinity and sexuality

SOURCE: Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Morrell, L.Richter
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, FATHERHOOD, GENDER, MEN, PARENTHOOD, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2846

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Abstract

The fatherhood project is a research and advocacy intervention. Its goals include promoting the concept of fatherhood, initiating debate about how fathers might relate better to their children and researching how South African men historically discharged and currently discharge the fatherhood role. Being a father is related to a man's sense of his masculinity. This article discusses some of the challenges that fatherhood poses to me, and particularly examine the relationship of fatherhood to masculine sexuality.