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?
A societal norm whereby men have expectations placed on them by others, based on historical role bias
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It places stress on men by the unspoken expectations of others , including family members that you are responsible to undertake certain roles. These have included finance, home maintainance, being the primary earner etc. in addition to these traditional roles, men are more recently expected to share what historivally were female roles, without relinquishing their old roles
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
made decisions without consulting wife,
How would you define masculinity?
having a penis
Does misandry exist?
There are many examples of misandry in daily life “don’t ask a man to multitask is a seemly harmless comment, but it belies the fact that society now views male discrimination as acceptable whereby the same comment made about a woman or member of another ethnic group would not be.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Being a male nurse I often have disparaging comments made by peers and the public about my motives and sexuality
What best describes you?