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 in which power, political or otherwise, is concentrated in the hands of men to the exclusion of women. While this system exists in various forms around the world, it is often inappropriately applied to the United States and other “Western” countries. In the US and many other western nations, women have equal protection of the law, and are present in all levels of political, cultural, and economic power. While the US could have been described as a Patriarchy in the past, it is not currently and has not been for some time.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has not.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have not. Also, this is a loaded question.
How would you define masculinity?
Masculinity, as I see it, is a combination of traits such as strength(physical, emotional, mental, etc.), honor, charisma, and stoicism.
Does misandry exist?
To insist, as many do, that hatred of men doesn’t exist is frankly ridiculous.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
None of the above