160 kilometres away from South Africa’s Johannesburg, there is a place in Lesotho almost entirely populated by women and children after they were left behind by their husbands and brothers.
This place with no men in Lesotho is called the Thaba-Tseka district, “ No man’s land”.
The men left home to go and work in clandestine mines in South Africa, risking their lives. Brave and strong, they suffer silently and never open up to their families about the hardships of working in dangerous conditions to put food on the table.
It is considered normal for men across the world to hide their feelings and not talk about their weaknesses.
What are the solutions to ending this toxic masculinity and a misplaced pride?
In this latest episode of Cry Like A Boy we discover the consequences of being a breadwinner at all costs and how this phenomenon could be stopped.