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’m sharing 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, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:
Letters to My Brother (or: How to Live in a Country That Requires Your Destruction) by Brian Alsup and Kiese Laymon on Gawker
Is there anything worse than a man who cries? by Eva Wiseman in The Guardian (I think this an excellent piece of satire making important, empathetic points about masculinity but others haven’t read it this way.)
Remembrance Day: Why the Cenotaph has become the dark heart of British militarism by Joe Glenton in International Business Times
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.