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?
Patriarchy more akin to nepotism. Old boys networks, fathers passing the companies to their sons, etc.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The nepotism side of it has seen me lose promotions to disinterested heirs. Since I see patriarchy as within the purview of business/politic there aren’t many ways it has hurt me directly
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m not aware of having hurt anyone in a way influenced by patriarchy.
How would you define masculinity?
I think it’s irrelevant to modern people.
Does misandry exist?
it’s hard to say. I’ve encountered people who treated me negatively because i was male, but I’m not sure if that’s misandry or just bad manners.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
nothing too serious or life changing but it was an experience based on my gender.
What best describes you?
None of the above
i aspire towards equality and fairness. I’m not sure what word would describe that but i don’t agree entirely with what i know of the listed -ists.