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 primarily masculine societal perspective, tide, and undercurrent.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Continuous flow of shame due to failure to adhere to arbitrary definitions and expectations for lifestyle based on the orientation of my genitals.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Furthered an abusive society by shaming others for their personal lifestyle choices that do not meet the expectations of a patriarchal society.
How would you define masculinity?
Strong, tough, silent, stern, angry, powerful, mean, dirty, butch.
Does misandry exist?
It is not important.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Mostly in a way that has advantaged me. There are rare exceptions.
What best describes you?