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?
male hegemony – a conscious unconscious
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By defining a set of expectations that, though unspoken, expect certain attitudes towards violence, pain, and independence, that quite frankly I am unable to meet. Moreover – this is a position from which it is contemptible to complain, couched as it is in privilege
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Probably through dismissing and diminishing others through humour, and resentment – a feeling of threat to my own position (and my expectation of my position).
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
For Christ sake – why do we always assume the world is binary. Misogyny is cause by a set of expectations that are woven into the fabric of society – to attempt to deconstruct that does not automatically assume a hatred, or a prejudice. This is the rage of the realignment of a society – yes there is pain, but that doesn’t presuppose a conscious attack.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?