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?
Underlying privilege of maleness.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Probably, but it’s hard for me to tell.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Almost certainly, but never consciously
How would you define masculinity?
Traditionally male personality aspects
Does misandry exist?
But I wouldn’t say it is common.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Mostly, I’m relatively sure, in a beneficial way. However I’ve never fit terribly snugly into a traditionally masculine box which has let to occasional outsider status
What best describes you?
Toss up for me between feminism and egalitarian. Long term true equality is the only thing that makes sense to me., but in the short term feminism is the way to move society in the right direction