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?
Roughly put, a society which benefits men to the detriment of women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I feel like the way I relate to people has been severely limited by restraints on “acceptable” male behavior and emotions.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Likewise, I’ve hurt others, often romantic partners, by being somewhat emotionally unavailable. For example, having my girlfriend(s) do the emotional labor for me.
How would you define masculinity?
Male behavior and characteristics as accepted by patriarchy.
Does misandry exist?
Except as a concept, like “magic”.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism