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?
As non-existent. The Western Society has shaped itself into serving the interests of one of the sexes only, disregarding any supposed goal of equality in favour of disparity in order to compensate for non-existing issues and problems.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The views that a patriarchy exist has been hurting the Western World ever since the concept was produced by the Cultural Marxists, Alinskyites, Leftist Propagandists — you name them. The concept of an ongoing fight between the sexes is a classic tactic of this clique: divide and conquer. It is of the interest of the ruling elite to keep all those below them in a perpetual state of conflict over issues that, had not been created by this same elite, wouldn’t be of concern. It is a way of wasting time, efforts and resources on something that isn’t ever going to resolve for it fights against the undeniable truth that equality, a mathematical concept, is unattainable: the Earth – and, perhaps, the Universe – is finite. No equality can be obtained in a finite environment, mathematics simply don’t work like that. You cannot take three and divide it equally in two pieces of two. You have to reduce it to one and a half pieces. Extrapolate from there and it is easy to realize that equality has a limit tendency to zero. Zero is the only equal number, you can divide it by everything and it will always have the same result: nothing, for everyone.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I haven’t, because the patriarchy isn’t real. We live in a matriarchal society, and it has done way more harm than good. Look up any psychological studies on children who live only with their mother or lack a father-figure, the suicide rates of men, how the school system is geared only towards women and how any shape of masculinity or pride in being a man is shunned and bullied. Not my definition of progressive, quite the opposite.
How would you define masculinity?
Masculinity is a personality trait inherent to men, some are more expressive on it than others. It encompasses self-worth, self-respect and self-determination towards achieving a greater goal, personal or otherwise. Strong ties to the family and its protection, care and support; will for the leadership and guidance through any situation; and respect towards the community in which one lives are some of the aspects that define masculinity. This, however, doesn’t mean only men are able to have these qualities or a set of these qualities; in women, these same attributes can and do flourish, yet in different expressions than those that men display. This, of course, in a society that still has any trace left of the European and Western values that built empires and raised nations into unification for the greater of the peoples, not the current decadent state of the West.
Does misandry exist?
“I bathe in male tears” is a popular t-shirt among many “celebrity” feminist women. That is enough to state that it does in fact exist. I do not agree on double standards: if it is offensive to one particular group, and thus condemnable by society (or law), all offense is then condemnable using the same means.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
It is a rather subjective question.
What best describes you?
None of the above
Centrist. I do not subscribe to any ideologies.