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?
Male supremacy. The unspoken idea that the default human is a (white) man, and that anyone else is, to a greater or lesser extent, an aberration.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By actively disincentivising me from really listening, understanding, and communicating with many others, and depriving me of the opportunity to grow from these encounters.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Failing to listen or to take people seriously based on their gender.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
If it does, then without the power structures that support patriarchy it can probably be seen as an aspect of the many versions of hatefulness that institutionalised misogyny produces all the time. A symptom of patriarchy, not its independent or equivalent opposite.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?