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 male dominated system in which Men are given priority treatment
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I am a Man therefore harm is caused via indirect harm to the Women I care about.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I try not too but I am a product of the society I was brought up in and undoubtedly there have been occasions I have done so without realising. As these occasions would not by definition have been noticed by me I cannot realistically answer this question.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
Unfortunately humans have a tendancy to make the same mistakes over and over. The reversal was inevitable but the current situation in which it is largely ignored as a problem will undoutedly lead to less learning on the part of Women and thus a likely feedback mechanism leading to future misogyny and so the cycle goes on.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
At work, I have worked in buildings with an almost 50 50 gender distribution and over 200 staff but all 35 managers were female and males were never given the opportunities for advancement. I left the company
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