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?
Basically a male dominated society, where being a man doing man-like things is GOOD, and being a woman or doind non man-like things is BAD.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Since I’m not typically masculine or heterosexual, it basically does its best to convince me that I don’t belong.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
As above, that sort of behaviour is learned from a very early age. Kids tend to band together and treat “outsiders” horribly.
How would you define masculinity?
A made-up thing to describe typically “male” traits.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?