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 convenient scapegoat used to avoid making actual progress. While the concept is founded on somewhat reasonable grounds, it is a flawed concept that only exists to attempt to disadvantage white males. It is very much similar to the “Zionist/Jewish” conspiracies of the past, where the masses were fearful of foreign influence in the administration that did not accurately represent their views, and because of this fear they tried to remove these people at any cost.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Patriarchy has hurt me because I can rarely walk outside without someone trying to make me feel ashamed just for being male. Many in the community try to blame almost anything that goes wrong on “those horrible white males”. It’s gotten to the point where anyone who tries to speak against it is immediately shunned by everyone and the community will only listen to what the television will tell them.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
How would you define masculinity?
Masculinity is what makes a man a man. It’s what makes us distinct from the women, and gives us something to celebrate and be proud of. It is one of two sides of a coin, its other half being femininity, and together the two complete each other. Masculinity stands for courage, honor, and above all, strength. A masculine person has a duty to remain strong and persevere through any tough challenges that befall them or anyone special to them.
Does misandry exist?
With the current feminist movement, misandry does not exist as the hatred of males, but rather hatred of masculinity. These groups blame masculinity as the source of their problems, when they should also be looking inward. You can’t control the actions of other people, but you can always control yourself.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
And I ignored it and moved on. Sometimes in life, you’re going to deal with people who treat you differently for whatever reason. It is their right, as it is your right to not force yourself to be around them.
What best describes you?