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 ...
On Wednesdays I share articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.
Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, war, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy. Also links to things that talk about how masculinity intersects with gender reflect the focus of some of the show, and should never be taken to imply that trans women are men.
I’ve recently listened to all 8 episodes of the amazing How To Be A Girl podcast. I really really recommend it. It’s a stunning piece of work and I can’t wait till the next episode. I recommend starting with Episode 1. The show is made by Marlo Mack.
I’ve also recently started listening to Intersection which is a podcast which frequently touches on issues connected to this show and site. It;s hosted by Jamil Smith and the most recent episode was about body image.
On Thursday 18th February at The Dogstar in Brixton I’ll be performing the live show as a double bill with Njambi McGrath at Stand Up Tragedy Presents. In the run up to the live show the Stand Up Tragedy podcast is putting out some previous shows that are about identity which we showcased in 2015. The first episode is Stand Up Tragedy Presents: How To Be Fat.
Guest blog posts and analysis of the survey are still very welcome. And please do get in touch if you use the #ManSurvey as research, as reference, as teaching material or in any other way, I am really happy to signal boost and link to what you are doing.