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?
Systemic domination of women by men, a system designed to benefit men
How has patriarchy hurt you?
In very limited ways such as misplaced homophobia, enforcement of normative masculinity, limiting possible emotional intimacy with male friends
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Sexist jokes, casual slut-shaming
How would you define masculinity?
gendered behaviour associated with male subjects, typified by powerful/active roles in contrast with normative female gendered behaviour
Does misandry exist?
The is no structural basis for this line of oppression
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Misplaced homophobia (I’m not actually gay), due to lack of adherence to normative masculinity. Vast majority of gender related prejudice has been of advantage to me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism