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 ...
Does patriarchy exist?
How would you define patriarchy?
A deeply entrenched system that favours an (enforced) mascline ideal over all other genders.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Self esteem issues due to percieved inability to live up to “normal” masculine norms of body type, interests, etc
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
God, probably. Can’t think of any specific times, but I did once spend an hour arguing that the patriarchy didn’t exist. I was old enough to know better. What a fucking idiot.
How would you define masculinity?
I’m not sure I can or should.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I’ve no doubt benefited from it but I can’t think of a specific example, which is probably the problem
What best describes you?
None of the above
I’m wary of claiming labels like feminist or ally but only because I feel like it’s easy to say but hard to live up to.