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 form of society in which men are unfairly advantaged compared to women, based on the fact that men have power and so it self perpetuates. Conditioned expectations of the above in both men and women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Patriarchy gives me expectations of what I should have, including power over women and potentially what I am ‘owed’, leading me to make bad decisions that hurt others and thus hurt myself through guilt and ostracism.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By expecting women to ‘owe’ me something, or not realising that the way I may have treated a woman as wrong, the patriarchy has led me to socially or mentally harm women through my behaviour.
How would you define masculinity?
Strength, both physical and mental. Leadership. Confidence. Can be used to describe a person of either gender.
Does misandry exist?
It’s possible for women to prejudice against men in an unfair way
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Nothing specific comes to mind
What best describes you?