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?
Men do/receive all the good stuff, women not so much.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
My dad never hit me. My mother was quite differently arranged, however. Under the more typical definition, though, it hasn’t.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m not sure I have, knowingly, but I probably have, although I can’t recall a specific example.
How would you define masculinity?
I can probably lift things better than most, but not all, women.
Does misandry exist?
Hatred of everything exists. People are varied and weird.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I find it odd that I can’t think of any examples of this. I’m sure I must have experienced a situation at some point, albeit one that did not directly affect me.
What best describes you?