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?
Patriarchy (From the Greek “?????”, meaning father and “???????”, meaning leadership) is a social system in which: males hold primary power; males predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property; and, in the domain of the family, fathers or father-figures hold authority over women and children. Many patriarchal societies are also patrilineal, meaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage. The female equivalent is matriarchy. Historically, patriarchy has manifested itself in the social, legal, political, and economic organization of a range of different cultures.  I totally had to Google patriarchy, and the above is purely the Wikipedia summary… I’d never heard of the word before.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Possibly? but if I have not intentionally, or been aware of it.
How would you define masculinity?
Having a penis / not having a womb. Everything else is just badly placed stereotypes.
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
At least I didn’t, until I read the above mentioned Wiki article! 🙂
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
By being male, you unfortunately get tarnished with the same brush as ‘other lads’ all too easily, rather than being taken for the individual you are.
What best describes you?