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?
The systematic, historically ingrained, and societally internalised privileging of men over women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Pressure to look/act/behave a certain way (especially towards women) to “be a man”. Insecurity. Limited exposure to the diversity of women in industry and entertainment. Comments like “if you think this web page works, get your mum or your wife to try using it [and watch how they screw up]”.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Sexist jokes, blinkered view of the “role” of women in society, objectification of women.
How would you define masculinity?
The heteronormative, ableist construction of desirable male attributes and behaviours.
Does misandry exist?
What MRAs describe as “misandry” is basically just women wanting human dignity.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
Social Justice Cleric