Man Links #15: 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:

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.)

(UK) Numbers in low pay on The Poverty Site, this and many other links and tweets worth reading can be found on the #EqualPayDay hashtag.

Remembrance Day: Why the Cenotaph has become the dark heart of British militarism by Joe Glenton in International Business Times

Saving Tim Hunt: The campaign to exonerate Tim Hunt for his sexist remarks in Seoul is built on myths, misinformation, and spin by Paula Higgins and Dan Waddell on Medium

The current episode of the Stand Up Tragedy podcast, Tragic Autumn Act 2: Tragic Schooling contains lots of stuff that is very relevant to issues in and around the #ManSurvey.

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.

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