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 system of social hierarchy wherein an elderly father-figure is at the top.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
How would you define masculinity?
I would describe it as a necessary burden. A cross that every man must bear. With it come certain expectations of you: to always better yourself physically and mentally, to project a sense of safety and security to those around you that you love, to be ready to fight anything that threatens you or the people you love, to live by a strict moral code of honor, to reject hedonism, materialism, degeneracy, relativism, postmodernism, nihilism, and other morally dead end philosophies, and to respect the legacy of your ancestors and to carry the torch of their bloodline. A man’s responsibility to his bloodline is extremely important for what it represents. When a man and a woman love each other, the child that is born to them is literally a physical manifestation of their love for one another. It is both their blood and their hearts combined into one. It is the only lasting legacy that any person can leave behind after their death. It is your responsibility as a man to make sure that the love of your ancestors lives on forever, and for you to love another woman and immortalize your love for her as well.
Does misandry exist?
Yes, sexism can do in either direction. I’m aware that some feminists like to claim otherwise, and then when prompted for an explanation offer up an Orwellian newspeak redefinition of sexism in that only institutionalized sexism from those with political authority count, but any reasonable person knows that that is horseshit. Sexism is sexism and it can go in either direction.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
None of the above
It doesn’t matter who we are. What matters is our plan.