Man Links #18: 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:

This thread on Toxic masculinity by @absurdistwords

When Feminism Is a Brand by Kitty Stryker on Medium

James Deen Was Never a Feminist Idol by Amanda Hess on Slate

Spike Lee is completely wrong about rape by Lyndsay Kirkham on The Daily Dot

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

Comment: Safe spaces don’t limit free speech – they give it to the marginalised by Abi Wilkinson on

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

Trans™: how the trans movement got sold out by Ray Filar on Open Democracy


Museling 7: Privilege by Charles Adrian (all the episodes of his Muselings podcast have resonances with the show and survey.)

The first two performances included in the most recent Stand Up Tragedy podcast Tragic Fall.

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.

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