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?
The system of rules, biases, and other discriminations against women that has been established in Western culture
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The patriarchy hurts me because it also limits what men are allowed to do, e.g., be emotional, do “girl stuff,” etc.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Before understanding and accepting the idea that the patriarchy existed, I held a number of misogynistic beliefs
How would you define masculinity?
The traits, behaviors, and characteristics our society and culture has deemed to be wholly or mostly for those born with male genitalia
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?