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 social structures / systems that enforce gender roles and/or disadvantage people based on sex / gender
How has patriarchy hurt you?
To my knowledge it hasn’t
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I am unaware of any specific instances, which I’m assuming is due to my privilege.
How would you define masculinity?
The social norms / expectations regarding the male gender role.
Does misandry exist?
This depends on your definition. Many people would understand misandry as anti-male prejudice / bigotry, which does exists. However those active in social justice movements would define it as prejudice + power, in which case it does not exists.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I am unaware of any specific instances, most likely due to privilege
What best describes you?
A guy who tries to be decent to everyone. (I didn’t pick Nice Guy form the list because of the negative connotations associated with that term).