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 society lead by men
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Only in so far as men have a particular way of resolving issues which leads to a specific world view.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
If I have it will be unwittingly by following acceptable norms of behaviour when I was younger. For example using agression to resolve issues in the work place.
How would you define masculinity?
Presenting an air of strength and authority, bit not necessarily overt. Interestingly waving written this I realise that this could/should apply equally to femininity too, so is a poor definition.
Does misandry exist?
but in a much more limited way to mysogeny
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
mostly as a third party, seeing predudices affecting women in the work place
What best describes you?