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. I’ve missed a few weeks due to other projects so this weeks is a bit of a bumper list.
Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, war, prejudice, suicide, prison, 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.
The Dark Side of Guardian Comments by Becky Gardiner, Mahana Mansfield, Ian Anderson, Josh Holder, Daan Louter and Monica Ulmanu in The Guardian
Is porn to blame for young women being coerced into having anal sex? by Kashmira Gander in The Independent
Merriam Webster Dictionary have done some great work. As well as adding some really useful new words they’ve also splained splaining. I’ve definitely been able to relate to some of the responses they’ve had.
Polyamorous women aren’t just ‘pleasing their man’ – it’s a choice by Laura Smith in The Guardian
If you want, or need, further evidence of the lived experience of women under patriarchy (and no doubt the pushback they recieve when articulating it publicly) then check out the #whenIwas hashtag from Everyday Sexism
The Stand Up Tragedy podcast has released some of our 2015 shows that focused on identity. The first episode was Stand Up Tragedy Presents: How To Be Fat. The second episode was Stand Up Tragedy Presents: Howl of the Bantee which is a show that intersects in many ways with my show and is concerned with many of the same issues. The third episode is my show: Stand Up Tragedy Presents: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity. The most recent episode of the Getting Better Acquainted podcast is also very much in the #ManSurvey wheelhouse: GBA 250 Natalie
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.