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?
Systematic inequality and oppression of women by denying them rights and resources, actively or passively.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Creating gender imbalance in roles in our society. Resulting in expectations like “men don’t cry”. “Men are supposed to be the provider” and women abusing the notion, by blaming it’s because of patriarchy so you deserve shit because you’re a man 🙂
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Looking down upon women as inferiors is something that doesn’t go away easily. Some women have accused me that I passively/subconsciously do that. So it makes me feel unfair and me hurting them. Without even me intending to do so. So it’s hard wired that would take a lot of effort to weed out.
How would you define masculinity?
being aware of your strengths and flaws and being open about them.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?