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?
Males being in control of everything
How has patriarchy hurt you?
In honesty, it hasn’t. Not directly.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
i don’t think that I have.
How would you define masculinity?
Strength, assertiveness, powerful.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I do think it is socially acceptable to stereotype men without fear of backlash. It is also seen as culturally normal for men to be seen as sex objects, particularly on shows like Loose Women, where women openly leer at men. It is also deemed as acceptable to categorise men as useless, or selfish, as a gender.
What best describes you?