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 Wednesday’s I’m sharing articles and other links which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey that I’ve come across over the last week. If this isn’t enough for you here are the previous posts #1 and #2 and here is some of the writing that inspired me to make this website/show in the first place.
To get an idea of what’s going on with the show check out this press release.
And now to this week’s links. Before listing them please be aware of a general content note: most of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, violence and other aspects of patriarchy, sometimes in detail:
Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up by @eponis (Although this isn’t really to do with gender the show and the survey often touch on mental health and suicide. I have found this list really helpful.)
No, we don’t want to try ‘offline dating’. The internet is fine. Now leave us the f*** alone by Marie Le Conte published by The Metro
Meet The Trans Scholar Fighting Against The Campaign For Out Trans Military Service by Chris Geidner/Dean Spade published by Buzzfeed News
The Charleston Imperative: Why Feminism and Antiracism Must Be Linked by Kimberle Crenshaw published by the Huffington Post
And here’s a link I missed last week: The Media Must Stop Turning a Blind Eye to Male Abusers by Brydie Lee-Kennedy published by Vagenda Magazine
I’ll be writing a post recommending shows which you can see at the Edinburgh Fringe that have the same kind of feel, or touch on the same subjects as my show later this month but since Brydie Lee-Kennedy was the author of the last link, and since I think her show is awesome but it’s not really in the same wheelhouse as mine, this seems a good place to recommend it: Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two 6-30th August 16.15 at Just the Tonic at the Caves (Salvation Rooms) (Venue 88a) She is a very funny comedian who also happens to be a brilliant storyteller.
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.