Man Links #33: 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. Yet again I’ve missed a few weeks due to other projects so this week is another bumper list.

(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, prison, violence and other aspects of patriarchy. Also links to things that talk about how masculinity intersects with gender reflect the focus of some of the show, and should never be taken to imply that trans women are men.

Men, stop pressuring yourself to be ‘breadwinners’ – it’s hurting you and your mental health by Siobhan Fenton in The Independent

We are the men of a childhood where the monsters of family violence were real by Anonymous in The Guardian

This thread about masculinity by Kraken Syllabub on twitter

The New Masculinity, Same As The Old Masculinity by Erin Innes in The Establishment

I Am Nonbinary and I Am So Frustrated When Masculinity is Considered the Default by Lore Graham on xojane

White men killed more American police than any other group this year, but conservatives won’t address the facts by Shaun King in New York Daily News

“Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin” by Charlotte Alter in Time

The Poverty of Gender ‘Critical’ Feminism by Alex Sharpe on her website

Human sex is not simply male or female. So what? by Courtney Addison and Samuel Taylor-Alexander on Aeon

Science hasn’t ‘proved’ that women go for bad boys by Girl on the Net in The Guardian

Men Get Photoshopped With Their Ideal Body Types by Eugene Lee Yang, Ned Fulmer, Allison Bagg, Kirsten King, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld for BuzzFeed Videos

On Intersectionality – keynote – WOW 2016 by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Love and regret: mothers who wish they’d never had children by Jedidajah Otte in The Guardian

Mum by Alex Gabriel on The Orbit

Why we should share our stories of loss and disappointment by Rebecca Peyton for TEDxBrixton

Do you indulge in sensual masturbation? by Girl on the Net on her website

As A Father Of Daughters, I Think We Should Treat All Women Like My Daughters by Mallory Ortberg in The Toast

What are real men and how can I spot one in the wild? by Girl on the Net on her website


The Stand Up Tragedy podcast has released some of our 2015 shows that focused on identity. The first episode was Stand Up Tragedy Presents: How To Be Fat. The second episode was Stand Up Tragedy Presents: Howl of the Bantee which is a show that intersects in many ways with my show and is concerned with many of the same issues. The third episode is my show: Stand Up Tragedy Presents: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity. The most recent episode of the Getting Better Acquainted podcast is also very much in the #ManSurvey wheelhouse: GBA 252 Girl on the Net.

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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