Culturally Sanctioned Silence on Male Infertility

Even though males are solely responsible for 20-30 percent of all infertility cases and contribute to 50 percent of cases overall, infertility is still viewed as a woman’s burden, while male infertility remains invisible, enjoying socially sanctioned silence to avoid upsetting hegemonic masculinity.

“Dead White Man’s Clothes”: The Language of Second-hand Clothes in Africa

Second-hand clothes carry both the individual and collective identity of their origin, that is, the fashion, style, and aesthetics. As discarded and unwanted items, second-hand clothes mediate notions of dignity and well-being. As imported commodities, second-hand clothes reference the nature of trade relations between Africa and the West, and how such relations influence local production.