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?
inequality that favours males
How has patriarchy hurt you?
bullying/harassment from a young age for doing “feminine” things like trying on dresses, wearing make-up. Even “sitting like a girl” is seen as weird and unmanly.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
probably unknowingly hurt people by making inappropriate jokes in the past that could propagate misogynistic thinking.
How would you define masculinity?
stereotypical masculinity is being really manly, such as having big muscles, enjoying sports, and being confident to the point of arrogance?
Does misandry exist?
definitely not the same level as misogyny, but there are subtle misandric (is that a word?!) phrases that could harm men.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?