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?
They way we collectively organize our innate beliefs–unintentionally or intentionally–about ourselves and others through the lens of gender.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I think it means everything I do is held up to an imaginary standard of other men, and an imaginary standard of the approval of women.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t know, but I’m quite sure I have often.
How would you define masculinity?
Respondent skipped question
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
I recognize “misandry” is a word with a lot of ideological baggage, but in its essence–an ingrained hatred of men–it probably does exist. However, I do not fear it, nor does it inconvenience me in any way.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
It’s small but I don’t get tipped as much as my lady coworkers.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism