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Masculinity & Suicide | Johnson Mthembu | TEDxPortElizabeth
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Added Aug 12, 2016
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Johnson Mthembu believes school may be more dangers to our children than prisons. He discusses the hidden curriculum of schools that shapes behaviour. Gender roles are made very distinct in classrooms. Men have a higher mortality rate for suicide compared to women cited in many academic studies.

Johnson Mthembu is ardent about empowering black African women and deconstructing masculinity. A graduate of Rhodes University and currently pursuing a degree in law, he is passionate about social entrepreneurism and access to education which he believes plays a significant role to empowering women. Johnson is co-founder of the start-up company Stokvella which aims to improve financial stability and savings through using innovative methods.

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