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 hegemony of men and maleness over major social institutions and economic processes.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I got my heart broken by my first love because I was unable to sense or express my emotions.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I participated in hazing people on my sports teams who didnt measure up to masculine standards.
How would you define masculinity?
Conventional def: the expression in style, bearing, and commitments of idealized notions of what men are supposed to be. Better def is the plural, masculinities: the various confections of style, bearing, and commitments that are ascribed to men and others who are viewed as manly or mannish.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
In a graduate seminar on the history of feminist theory (in 1987) where I was the only undergrad and the only man, most of the other participants were mean to me for a few weeks. But I won them over and that was pretty much that.
What best describes you?