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 shady secret society of old men that exists just to keep women in their place.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Not at all, I actually had no father growing up, and as a male, no patriarchy came to save my family and I from homelessness and poverty. No feminist bothered either.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
How? What? Where’s that shady group of old men?
How would you define masculinity?
The desire to push the limits of your existence, to work and protect your loved ones, to improve yourself, and to be able to compete with other men. By the way “toxic masculinity” isn’t masculinity.
Does misandry exist?
Why is it that female rape is so emphasized, and male rape is a joke? also, “I bathe in male tears”? really?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
My family was denied entry to multiple domestic abuse shelters on the basis that I was male.
What best describes you?
None of the above
I’m a Natural-Selectionist.