About the show: Dave Pickering takes us on a personal journey through gender as he tries to explain masculinity both to you and to himself. Part true storytelling, part TED talk and part apology, the show looks at how the patriarchy hurts men too; how the patriarchy has hurt him, and how he has hurt people because of patriarchy. Drawing on an anonymous survey of 1000 men, feminist theory, internet memes and his life experience, Dave will explain the conclusions he Read More ...
I am previewing What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity tomorrow night at the Dogstar in Brixton, London. So instead of a round up of this weeks #ManSurvey related links I am sharing the further reading list that I’ll be giving out at the end of the show.
The patriarchy is dead … but the kyriarchy lives on, Nichi Hodgson, Guardian, 10th September 2010
[EDIT: The above is not included in the version of the further reading list that I currently give out at performances of the show because it came out after they were printed.]
Not All Men: A Brief History of Every Dude’s Favorite Argument, Jess Zimmerman, Time Magazine, April 28th 2014
Prattle of the sexes: Do women talk more than men?, Claudia Hammond, BBC Future, 12th November 2013
Your Princess is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds, Arthur Chu, The Daily Beast, 27th May 2014
Breaking the wall of secrecy on the sexual abuse of men by women, Ally Fogg, Guardian, 9th June 2014
Depression and the fragility of the strong, silent male, Yvonne Roberts, Guardian, 8th February 2015
Women Speak Drastically Less When They’re Surrounded by Dudes. And That’s Bad, Lindy West, Jezebel, 19th September 2012
How Men’s Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement, Adam Serwer, Katie J.M. Baker, BuzzFeed, February 6th 2015
Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything, Kimberlé Crenshaw, LSE Lecture, 26th March 2014
Kimberlé Crenshaw on intersectionality: “I wanted to come up with an everyday metaphor that anyone could use”, Kimberlé Crenshaw interviewed by Bim Adewunmi, New Statesman, 2nd April 2014
Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y, Ian Steadman, New Statesman, 23rd February 2015
No, The Existence of Trans People Doesn’t Validate Gender Essentialism, Kaylee Jakubowski, Everyday Feminism March, 9th 2015
The Fedora Isn’t the Problem – The Men Wearing Them Are, Noor Al-Sibsai, Feminspire, May 31st 2013