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?
It is a very old mentality, with instinctive roots (look at how male dominate animal herds) based on hierarchy and domination
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Neither my father no me fit the “real man” stereotype ( being highly sensitive is not very warrior like) Consequences of being emotional, subtle, sensitive, kind = you become an outcast with low self esteem.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
…. I am not sure…. maybe the implicit lack of esteem I had for my father? …..
How would you define masculinity?
…. Masculinity needs to be defined… If we get rid of the old stereotypes and try to get beyond the basic biological fact… there is not much left is it? To be a man is to be a human being with a particular sets of problems inherited from biology and old stereotypes!!
Does misandry exist?
Prejudices go both ways. How many females entrepreneurs groups are there out there? They will claim they are not against men, but they value femininity rather than diversity
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Hey,I am pretty sure my relationships with females would be much easier if I was more of a macho
What best describes you?
None of the above
Sometimes I say I am a feminist but I don’t feel happy with it. I am a human being.