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. Yet again I’ve missed a few weeks due to other projects so this week is another 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.
We are the men of a childhood where the monsters of family violence were real by Anonymous in The Guardian
Science hasn’t ‘proved’ that women go for bad boys by Girl on the Net in The Guardian
Men Get Photoshopped With Their Ideal Body Types by Eugene Lee Yang, Ned Fulmer, Allison Bagg, Kirsten King, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld for BuzzFeed Videos
Love and regret: mothers who wish they’d never had children by Jedidajah Otte in The Guardian
Why we should share our stories of loss and disappointment by Rebecca Peyton for TEDxBrixton
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 252 Girl on the Net.
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.