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?
The dominant global social structure which values masculine qualities over femanine one, while also discouraging the development of masculine qualities in girls and women. The propagation of an in-group power system which favours people who seem more masculine (also advantages certain types of more masculine women, and disadvantages more feminine men)
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Restrictive gender roles as a bisexual, cross dressing, pole dancing builder (not kidding). In various circumstances put me in a position of suspicion simply for being a man – ie made me a potential threat simply through my gender.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Not willing to answer
How would you define masculinity?
Assertiveness, focus on power, arrogance.
Does misandry exist?
This exists and is consistent with an intersectional approach, but his not systemic and there is no “feminazi conspiracy”. misandry tends to come from arsehole, misogyny comes from arseholes with the support of society and the establishment
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?