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 patriarchy is a useful hook to grab some choice quotes from MRA’s for Daves next gig for the hipsters where everyone can smugly laugh about those awful misogynists and tweet about the gig using their Apple watches..
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I now trigger whenever i see someone with brightly colored hair. No really, I do. It’s *ruined* Suicidegirls for me.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Yes, because snarky comments on social media about third wave feminism are actually worse than World War Two. Triggers are the new WMDs.
How would you define masculinity?
DIY surgery. Wearing the same socks for a week. No cushions on the bed. Enjoying your own farts. Not being the type of person who would fill this questionnaire in or know what the patriarchy is. But most importantly, an erect phallus..
Does misandry exist?
and evidently on Twitter and Tumblr, misandry is not limited to females.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Although many on social media hate me for my gender, it doesn’t really matter.
What best describes you?
The assumption that everybody is an asshole.