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 masculinity is held as ideal, to the detriment of those who exist outside of the social construction of such
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Pressure to conform to masculinity, ingrained homophobia, fear of the feminine
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I hope not
How would you define masculinity?
Tough, bold, dominant, confident, big dick
Does misandry exist?
Or at least, not in the same pervasive way that misogyny does
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Yes, but only because I showed “womanly’ traits
What best describes you?