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, war, prejudice, suicide, violence and other aspects of patriarchy:
A welcome blow to the myth of distinct male and female brains by Gina Rippon in New Scientist
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus? New brain study says not by Ian Sample in The Guardian
Deeyah Khan: What IS do is like grooming – they prey on guilt, loneliness and anger an interview with Deeyah Khan by Rosamund Urwin in The Evening Standard
The phrase “Male Feminist” has come up a lot this week (a phrase I don’t support, personally after years of querying whether men can be feminists I was persuaded by feminists to define myself as a feminist but I see the connection of the word male to the word feminist to be both unnecessary and suspicious.) When looking into where and when this phrase was coined I began thinking about the history of men thinking about dismantling patriarchy. These pages on wikipedia were very interesting Men and Feminism, Men’s Liberation, Pro-Feminism. I didn’t however find the origin of “Male Feminist”, and if anyone has any links to something on that I’d be very interested in reading them.
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.