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 ruling class oblivious between the distinction of privelege and right as much as it is oblivious to the distinction between sex and gender identification.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
it hasn’t. Being that I can privilege from its existence it has done nothing to me save for a few inconveniences that those in my position less aware of their privilege may define as “hurt.”
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have underestimated those who would identify as women in the past. I’ve come a long way but there’s always room for improvement.
How would you define masculinity?
Definitions change so I would say masculinity is a reaction to how our baser instincts define power as it exists in today’s society.
Does misandry exist?
Misandry exists as an extreme response to a patriarchal power
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
While I’ve experienced prejudice based on my gender/sex I’ve never had to fear for my life or position in society so I can’t really say it’s done nothing but given me advantages.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism