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 quick google search helped my new-father addled brain into remembering what this even was. In my personal life I have always felt on an even footing with my partner until our son was born. This triggered a move of power firmly to my wife, not through any devious strategising but simply through her feeling she knew what was best. Hang on I haven’t answered your question. Male domination of a societal order in the workplace or at home.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I don’t believe it has
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t believe I have
How would you define masculinity?
Respondent skipped question
Does misandry exist?
Some people hate men but then some people hate dogs because one or two are vicious creatures who have probably been abused as puppies.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
Men are still paid more than women. It isn’t right but it happens.
What best describes you?