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?
Systemic ways that accrue and maintain power onto straight white men, by removing or not placing barriers in their way, or assuming the absolute best from their actions. Giving greater agency to straight white men than to anyone else, and calling anyone else “other”
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Assumptions made when I have had struggles in life.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Yes. Often without conscious effort. How is difficult to understand.
How would you define masculinity?
An inner core of manufactured bullshit surrounded by gentle societal prodding in a certain direction around it.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
In ways that have ultimately advantaged me, even when, especially when it did not seem like in the immediate moment.
What best describes you?