Man Links #23: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

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.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

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:

Notes towards a theory of The Manarchist by Ray Filer in Strike!

What I would have said to you last night had you not cum and then fallen asleep by Reina Gattuso on Feministing

It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny by Mey on Autostraddle 

Trans Inquiry – A Little Backlash by Cheryl Morgan on her website

They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don’t Exist by Jenny Zhang on Buzzfeed

He Called Her a Slut. He Got Fired by Tauriq Moosa on The Daily Beast

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.

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.

Man Links #22: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

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.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

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:

The hypocrisy of Jaden Smith’s critics by Stephanie Farnsworth on The Queerness

Jaden Smith’s Louis Vuitton ad & gender norms by Janet Mock on So POPular!

fashion victims: in the fitting rooms with trans femmes by Sean Faye on Dazed

How to deal with the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne and Hamburg by Musa Okwonga in The New Statesman

Bill Cosby and His Enablers by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic

David Bowie: Time to Mourn of Call Out? by Aida Manduley on her website

 

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

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.

Man Links #21: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

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. This week the links are ones I’ve come across over the holiday season as I took two week’s off(!)

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

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:

In defense of bad sex by Charlotte Shane on Fusion

Sex, pleasure, and empowerment: Why ‘thou shalt orgasm’ is a flawed commandment by Joni Meenagh in Archer Magazine

I Love Being Asked About My Sexual Desires—But I Just Can’t Answer by Katie Klabusich on The Establishment

Men Explain Lolita To Me by Rebecca Solnit on Literary Hub

5 Troubling Facts About Male Rape Survivors by Cristen Conger on Everyday Feminism

21 Of The Greatest Examples Of Fragile Masculinity In 2015 by Luke Bailey on Buzzfeed

A Unbelievable Story of Rape by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica and Ken Armstrong, The Marshall Project

Will Franken — Only A Tourist Can Afford To Be Bored With ‘Transgenderism’ by AJ McKenna on Clarissa Explains Fuck All

Scientists discover ‘genderfluid’ lioness who looks, acts and roars like a male by Joe Williams in Pink News

The Debt: When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them? by Emily Yoffe on Slate
Sexism on the Fringe: Gathering some thoughts by Cameryn Moore on her website

 

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

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.

Man Links #17: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

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:

Liberation: a response to International Men’s Day by me on this blog.

International Men’s Day: What are we celebrating? by Shane Thomas on Media Diversified

Man up or grow a pair by D H Kelly on The F Word

Will It Ever Be Masculine to Say You Have Mental Health Issues? by Aaron Gillies on The Huffington Post

About a boy and a doll by The Guyliner on his website

Fallen Fathers by Robert Kazandjian on Media Diversified

Life as a drone operator: ‘Ever step on ants and never give it another thought?’ by Ed Pilkington in The Guardian

On Germaine Greer and the Hypocrisy of the ‘Left’ by Paris Lees on Vice

Remembering the fallen this Transgender Day of Remembrance by Holly Brockwell and AJ McKenna

This thread about prisons by @maneatincyborg

The political case for caring inside the academy by Aliya Yule on Media Diversified

The Seduction of Safety, on Campus and Beyond by Roxane Gay in The New York Times

Museling 6: Suicide by Charles Adrian (all the episodes of his Muselings podcast have resonances with the show and survey.)

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.

Man Links #16: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

You can see the #ManSurvey show tomorrow in a double bill with AJ McKenna‘s Howl of the Bantee. The night is called Stand Up Tragedy Presents… and is happening at The Dogstar, in Brixton. It’s free entry with donations gladly accepted based on what you think the shows are worth and what you can afford. This is scheduled (accidentally) to happen on International Men’s Day which is on the 19th November. Here are my thoughts on that.

The harm of gender stereotypes: Nail polish and the fragility of masculinity by Aram Hosie in Archer Magazine

On Gawker’s Problem With Women by Dayna Evans on Medium

Gamergate Supporters Are Responsible for the Terrorist Photoshopping of Journalist Veerender Jubbal by Rich Stanton on Vice

The Making of a ‘Terrorist’: Sikh From Toronto Was Framed for the Paris Attacks By GamerGate Trolls by Arthur Chu on The Daily Beast

Transitioning Into A Decolonised Masculinity by Decolonized Scientist on his website Decolonize ALL The Things

Origins by Fay Roberts on her blog (This blog post has lots of resonances with the show particularly.)

Also the amazing Jack Rooke‘s show Good Grief is coming to the Soho Theatre in London in December which is about issues that are very much present in both the survey responses and the show. It’s also funny and moving.

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.

Man Links #14: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

4 Lies ‘Nice Guys,’ Pickup Artists, and Everyday Misogynists Tell You About Women — And Why They Hurt Us All by Robin Tran for Everyday Feminism

If only more men could express emotion like Professor Green by Oscar Rickett in The Guardian

Thread about “masculinity as a prison” by Joseph Guthrie on Twitter

On why I think I’m starting to get why #fuckcispeople is a thing – A response to Helen Lewis by Jonathan Boniface for The Queerness

I’m A Rape Survivor With A Rape Apologist Son by Jody Allard in The Establishment

My life without gender: ‘Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have’ by Tyler Ford for The Guardian

Why It’s Okay To Pay For Sex by Margaret Corvid in The Establishment

Exclusive: Bahar Mustafa Speaks to VICE After the Police Drop ‘#KillAllWhiteMen’ Charges interview by Taylor McGraa.

 

And it isn’t long till International Men’s Day which is on the 19th November. Here are my thoughts on that. Believe it or not that day also happens to be when I’m next doing the #ManSurvey show, this scheduling wasn’t deliberate but it is apt because between the #ManSurvey show and AJ McKenna‘s Howl of the Bantee both the terrible things that happen to men, and the terrible things that men do, will be covered in full. The night is called Stand Up Tragedy Presents… and is happening at The Dogstar, in Brixton. It’s free entry with donations gladly accepted based on what you think the shows are worth and what you can afford.

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.

Man Links #13: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays (sorry this one is late, I had some tech issues!) I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

8 Things Some A$$#ole Says in Every Debate About Sexism by Luke McKinney for Cracked

Thread about “vulnerability, toughness, safe spaces, trauma, recovery” by Harry Giles on Twitter

It’s time to do away with the concept of ‘manhood’ altogether by Zach Stafford in The Guardian

Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason by Tim Lawrence on his website

The marks on our bodies by Mauro Cabral on the Intersex Day website

Germaine Greer is a dinosaur – powerless against a new feminist movement by Kaite Welsh in The Telegraph

Oh, Ms. Greer by Helen Boyd on her website en|gender

Charles Adrian‘s new podcast Muselings resonates with #ManSurvey related issues as well as being a delightful and enjoyable listen!

The current episode of my Getting Better Acquainted podcast looks at some of the reasons behind why I made the #ManSurvey show: GBA Extra – Why I Make Tragedy

And it isn’t long till International Men’s Day which is on the 19th November. Believe it or not that day also happens to be when I’m next doing the #ManSurvey show, this scheduling wasn’t deliberate but it is apt because between the #ManSurvey show and AJ McKenna‘s Howl of the Bantee both the terrible things that happen to men and the terrible things that men do will be covered in full. The night is called Stand Up Tragedy Presents… and is happening at The Dogstar, in Brixton. It’s free entry with donations gladly accepted based on what you think the shows are worth and what you can afford.

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.

Man Links #11: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts including the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

Choosing Queer: I was not born this way, and that’s okay. by Hari Ziyad on RaceBaitR

Mental Health Stigma, Toxic Masculinity, and Suicide by Bailey Poland on Suite

‘Is it a man or a woman? Transitioning and the cis gaze’ by Ray Filar for Verso Books

A woman’s right to say ‘meh’: being sex positive won’t guarantee you an orgasm by Alana Massey in The Guardian

‘Don’t Sneak': A Father’s Command to His Gay Son in the 1950s from StoryCorps 

Bye Bye Binary from the Meanwhile in the Future podcast.

 

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.

Man Links #10: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts #1#2#3#4#5, #6#7#8 and #9. And of course there is also the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

Want men to stop hitting women? Stop talking about “Real Men” by Micheal Salter on The Ethics Centre

It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males by Arthur Chu in Salon

The Monetized Man: How the blinding, reckless emotions of men created a cottage industry for writers by Alana Massey on Medium

5 Reasons We Need to Stop Making Jokes About Men Who Have Been Raped By Women by Danica Johnson on Everyday Feminism

A notch on the bed post by @waitingirl13 on Sometimes, it’s just a cigar

The 13 Most Ridiculous Things #GamerGaters Have Said About Anita and Zoe’s UN Visit (Reddit Edition) by David Futrelle on We Hunted the Mammoth.

This Book Is Creating A Space For Queer Black Boys In Children’s Literature by JamesMichael Nichols on The Huffington Post

Germany To Allow Parents To Choose No Gender For Babies On Birth Certificates by JamesMichael Nichols

“I am in splendid beautiful love with a depressed & anxious man” by Bryony Kimmings for CALMzone

Additionally in relation to recent news about the terrible injustice being done to Bahar Mustafa I think reading these following links is very useful. The first one is recent and the other two are older and so not up to date with the legal news:

From safe spaces to court summons, how did it get here? by Chimene Suleyman for Media Diversified

As a white man, I’m surprised more women aren’t tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen by Max Benwell in the Independent

A Campaign of Harassment by Sara Ahmed on feministkilljoys

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.

Man Links #9: articles exploring issues around #Mansurvey

On Wednesdays I’m sharing articles and other links that I’ve come across over the last week, which touch on issues that crossover with the #ManSurvey.

(If these aren’t enough links for for you here are the previous posts #1#2#3#4#5, #6#7 and #8. And of course there is also the Further Reading List for the show.)

Please be aware of a general content note: some of these links touch on sexual assault, rape, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:

Just after last week’s blog was posted I became aware of the #MasculinitySoFragile hastag.

Hashtag Highlights Toxic Masculinity’s Weak Points by Jessica Lachenalon for The Mary Sue

As a response to #MasculinitySoFragile hashtag the brilliant Media Diversified shared a link to all their articles that are tagged with Masculinity.

Why Isn’t It OK for Guys to Be Bi? by Paris Lees in Vice.

This Group of Straight Men Is Swearing Off Women by Mack Lamoureux in Vice.

A ‘straight-acting’ problem: why mass market gay films increasingly fail us all by Benjamin Lee in The Guardian

Thank god Chris Moyles – the Archbishop of Banterbury – is back by Alice Sanders in The Telegraph

“Men get more freedom”: women and memoir writing by Dawn Foster (an Interview with Juliet Jacques) on Open Democracy

If You’re in The Media, You’re Either Fighting Transphobia or Enforcing It by Thomas Page McBee on Medium

Why intersectionality can’t wait by Kimberlé Crenshaw in The Washington Post

This week’s episode of my podcast Getting Better Acquainted is with AJ McKenna and we talk a lot about the #ManSurvey show and about issues around it. She also put out this new poem last week: Sometime’s I Call You Mine which resonates with aspects of the show.

Also I wen’t to a D & D about Gender and Performance organised by GAP Salon. Here is the report and here is the audio from a session I called on “Making work that helps liberate men from patriarchy/masculinity without dominating feminist spaces.”

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.