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 fact that the majority of social discourse and in particular political decisions are made by men, generally for men (although not necessarily intentionally)
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Enforcing classic male stereotypes (particularly body image) to which i don’t fit as a man. Other than that not all that much.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By holding views that re-enforce gender roles. I’ve been more than guilty of appreciating women for no other purpose than their looks.
How would you define masculinity?
A form of competitive strength, which can be physical, intellectual, social whatever judged against other men. Generally to make you more desirable to women or superior to other men
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism