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 social power structure which appears to favour men over women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t really because I am male. Maybe some things have been expected of me or something, I don’t know.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I hope I haven’t.
How would you define masculinity?
I don’t know. Some daft stereotype of a lumberjack with a big beard eating raw steak with his bare hands maybe?
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
None of the above
A feminist as far as the definition of the word is concerned, but the word sucks as it would suggest that its opposite, masculinist or whatever it should be, is negative and against equality. That gives a moral superiority to femininity and suggests that to be masculine or male is inherently bad. Blaah. I don’t like gender and stuff.