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?
Men who require or desire power over others.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It’s certainly hurt my family. And so by extension, me.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t believe I have.
How would you define masculinity?
True masculinity uses strength to protect and provide for others. It is supportive, not manipulative, it creates an environment for others to thrive. It is generous, fatherly, and sacrificial.
Does misandry exist?
I believe it *does* exist. But it’s not widespread like misogyny.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
None of the above
Sorry, I’m not sure I identify (exactly) with any of those groups.