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 cultural system gifting a certain level of default power and privilege to anyone perceived as gender binary male.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By hurting society, by being surrounded by an unfair system it is hard to escape, by embedding some unconscious (false) prejudices i would rather not have.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Though having those prejudices (see above). Any time i have taken advantage of the system.
How would you define masculinity?
A description of a group/mix of different character traits and physical characteristics, unhelpfully linked to gender. Mostly revolving around higher than average physical strength and lower than average emotional intelligence.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
but the best practical way to fight the patriarchy at the moment is through feminism