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 have entrenched advantages in all aspects of life.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
women I love have been hurt by men who see the world this way.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I can’t think of an example but there is probably some systematic way that is subtle and hard to grasp.
How would you define masculinity?
However 80% of men in your culture are expected to behave. It’s a cultural norm. Physically there are the biological differences of course.
Does misandry exist?
There is probably some miniscule amount of it going on somewhere but it can’t hold a candle to the amount of misogyny in the world.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
People do expect men to conform to stereotypes, and when you don’t there are social consequences and sometimes economic ones.
What best describes you?