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 society dominated by male rule
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Society gives us a set of parameters that you must exist in to be considered “masculine” Should a person like something or behaving in a way that is outside these parameters they are looked down on.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
In recent years I do not believe I have, partially due to the fact I don’t have the influence to harm others and partially because of a focused effort to not let my privilege from causing harm. I don’t, however, document my each and every action so it’s by no means certain that I have avoided hurting others due to privilege.
How would you define masculinity?
If you define your gender as male, you are therefore masculine.
Does misandry exist?
Others starting to receive the same rights you have had since the dawn of humanity does not mean you are being oppressed.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?