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?
Societal construct that favors one gender more than the other.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Almost all Female teachers in school would beat us way more severely than girls for the same reason. The problem is, the few male teachers did the same as well.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Not particularly, but I might have caused some hurt and might’ve never realized it.
How would you define masculinity?
It is ever-changing but, broadly speaking a certain level of assertiveness, aloofness and not be pressurized by sudden responsibility.
Does misandry exist?
Seen depts with overwhelming female majority treat men like pieces of crap regardless of their seniority.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Not really, but I’ve 1st hand cases where exaclty the same answers would garner different marks based on gender.
What best describes you?