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 society where economic, social and political power primarily lies with the men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
it has led to expectations of hyper masculinity. For someone who is black and bisexual, it’s horrible.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
i have slut shamed, stereotyped, been homophobic and generally sexist in the past
How would you define masculinity?
a social construct where a man’s worth and overall image focuses more on physical strength and less on emotional and mental wellbeing
Does misandry exist?
Since women do not hold power, misandry exists as prejudice
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Can’t think of any examples
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism