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?
I would look it up in an appropriately credentialed dictionary. Much the same way I as would define asafetida, bunkum or grubstake.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I have never been physically or emotionally assaulted by a noun. Verbs, on the other hand, can be real cunts…
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
No. Usually if I hurt people it is because I am behaving like an arsehole. Though in future rather than taking responsibility for my actions I may blame an archaic social system.
How would you define masculinity?
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the gender of Latin, Greek, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, etc., which has among its members most nouns referring to males, as well as other nouns, as Spanish dedo, �finger,� German Bleistift, �pencil.�. Source: dictionary.com
Does misandry exist?
Obviously it is possible to find isolated situations but not in a systemic fashion in Western society (or any other human society I can think of).
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I think everyone would have at some stage, though how you distinguish prejudice from presumption isn’t always clear.
What best describes you?
None of the above
Pedant. Arsehole. Nasty when drunk. Quite an excellent chef.