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?
Social order where men, and their preferences, predominate over women and their preferences.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t. But I live in a country where there “patriarchy” doesn’t exist.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
How would you define masculinity?
The essence of maleness. Capable of making difficult decisions under pressure, and not agonizing over mistakes. Recognizing that mistakes are often made, and moving on to the next challenge.
Does misandry exist?
No doubt there is misandry in some universities–particularly those catering to women.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Not really. But then, have always attended co-ed schools.
What best describes you?