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?
Some would argue its a throw back from the past socioty and religous groups use to control, but to be fair most groups have similar stigma against them. I would define it as one issue that is given alot of attention, when other issues should perhaps get more. It is also a word used by exstreame feminists to avoid issues sadly
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I feel the over use / missuse of this word is being used to give real feminists a bad reputation, which damaging to social progression.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
No, everyone is effected and its not my nature to intentionly hurt anyone.
How would you define masculinity?
A buzz word enforced by media, males, females and relion to impose an unrealistic rules for males to act on and live by. The result of this can be damaging mentally and pshically
Does misandry exist?
If men can hate women, then sure each coin has both sides. Both versions of this hate are no better then racism
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I have had friends (Male) who have though. Domestic abuse was part of the issue… and he was the reciver.
What best describes you?
I put down equalist, because whilst some would say im a famist the word does not fit, that and extreameist femists are just as bad as thier male counter parts