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 system in which men are supposed to be breadwinners; women are supposed to be mothers, etc.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Due to me not being the stereotypical “man’s man”, I’ve always been looked down upon and to this day my sexuality is constantly questioned since i’m a little “soft”, despite being in serious relationships with women.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t believe I ever have.
How would you define masculinity?
Pick up truck commercials going viral.
Does misandry exist?
The concept isn’t necessarily impossible but from my experience, most people who accuse others of it aren’t exactly equal opportunity people themselves
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
Gender roles are awful and feminism isn’t this strange misandrist stereotype that people think it is, it challenges gender roles as a WHOLE which in turn, benifits everyone.