The toxic practice of religion in South Africa represents one of the legacies of set-tler colonialism, and its persistent structural problems that have seen the looting spirit and demons of the ANC leading the destruction of our moral rectitude.
This week’s episode of the Queens Fortress focuses on raising boys who women do not fear. Poet, writer, photographer and performer Clear, invites us into the world of raising a son in South Africa. Clear quotes the proverb “evil enters through the hole of a needle and spreads like an oak tree,” to describe how patriarchy grows in men and creates the violent and angry men we all have in our lives. He teaches his son Lethabo to cry, to vocalise his emotions and to combat the violence that grows with men not being true to their emotions.