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?
patriarcy is an overarching system that promotes the view of “masculine” traits and masculinity, and men, which, whilst demished in extremity scince, for example, the 1900s, is still a powerful force in the world today
How has patriarchy hurt you?
whilst its all minor comprared to stuff women have to put up with, i cant were the clothes i like outside. this is some weak sauce, i understand, but…
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
im not sure? im sure i have, but i can be quite…inestive to these things. i find it diffcult to see the influnce things have on me sometimes. one area that im not sure hurts people, but ive been more awere off, is my use of words that might be thought of as feminin in a negetive sence, and mascule words in a postive sence, for example, girl or girly to describe something being weak or emotinal. im have also become more awere of trying to use women in situtios where i might have used girl.
How would you define masculinity?
i supose masculinity is…guyishness? prehapse masculity is wishing to be seen as male. im not sure you can put more bones on it then that. its a huge section of socity, you proberbly ought not try to pin it down too far.
Does misandry exist?
i dont think its overarching, i dont think its series, and i dont need to worry about it, but i do think people who could be called misandrists exist, although i dont think there are meny
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism