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 historically grown system in which as a generalization men dominate women, a sexist system that discriminates against girls and women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Directly, by demanding that I should be a sexist and that I should live up to male stereotypes. Indirectly, by giving rise to so called feminism, a term sometimes also used anti male, sexist discrimination.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I can be an emotionally cold person, which has hurt people. Probably this, like everything maybe, was influenced by patriarchy.
How would you define masculinity?
One thing are male stereotypes which depend on culture and era. I would define masculinity based on biologically influenced male thinking, behaviour, and physical appearance, caused by male sex hormones (testosterone etc).
Does misandry exist?
i assume misandry is hatred of men. It exists.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
misandry, misogyny, sexism, homophobia, expectations to live up to stereotypes
What best describes you?