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?
Society has been dominated by Rich men from wealthy families for ever, and still is. I believe it to be as much of a class problem as a gender one.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I believe that it has affected everyone, although I recognise that it will affect me less than my female counterparts.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Noone personally. I think it is less of a deal with my generation. I listen to rap, which often causes some cognitive dissonance with the issue.
How would you define masculinity?
I wouldn’t even know how to answer that, which is the problem. For generations, men have known exactly their role within the family and society. These lines are now not clear cut, which is why there is confusion, and perhaps men feeling alienated from society. The remnants of the old “be a man” and “man up” attitude coupled with this are perhaps are a cause for the massively high proportion of male suicides and undiagnosed mental illness.
Does misandry exist?
prejudice does exists in many forms, this being one of them. I think many men feel that it is more rife than it actually is. especially the sort of twats who uses words like “femi-nazi”
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
if i have, I have not noticed either way.
What best describes you?