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 system perpetuated by society that continually oppresses women and those that do not fit into the ideas of toxic masculinity.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has told me I cannot feel, it has told me to see women as a conquest, it has told me to be hyper-violent, and it has told me to never be, in any way, similar to “feminine” ideas.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
While now I’m much more conscious to take steps to prevent such things happening, I used to look upon certain groups as “weak-minded.”
How would you define masculinity?
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Does misandry exist?
If we lived in a vacuum, misogyny and misandry could both exist, but we don’t, so it is impossible for misandry to exist.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?