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 pervasive, systemic misogyny that benefits all men, even those stmpathetic to women’s struggles.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t, in a man. It has hurt women I care about though.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
The extra privilege and money I have had to come out of the balance somewhere.
How would you define masculinity?
Tough question. Ideally it embodies fairness, supportiveness, and appropriate protectiveness. Practically it’s chest thumping misogynist machismo and insecurity.
Does misandry exist?
yes, but not in any appreciable amount and a societal level
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?