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 social system that benefits men more than women
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I’ve had to put up with incompetent men have been in charge of aspects of my life where women could probably have done a better job
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
i’ve probably had advantages that have been denied to women
How would you define masculinity?
A socially and culturally constructed interpretation of the consequences of having a Y chromosome, partly influenced by having a Y chromosome, but mostly self-serving bullshit
Does misandry exist?
It probably exists but it’s pretty rare. Valerie Solanas is the only person I can think of who claimed to hate men in general all the time. Even Andrea Dworkin thought men were redeemable.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?