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-dominated society (in short)
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Patriarchy is self-perpetuating, so though it most obviously hurts women, it hurts men as well giving us unhealthy views on gender roles, sexuality, God, etc.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
When I was younger, I used to tell chauvinistic jokes–all in fun, of course. Not realizing the pain and/or frustration I probably caused others.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Probably in ways that has advantaged me, perhaps without even realizing it. Perhaps in ways that disadvantaged me too though–based on sexuality or attraction?
What best describes you?