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?
Society shaped to benefit men and to subjugate women
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I hate injustice and living amid privileged men who don’t care or even notice their privilege sickening
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
people have responded to me more favourably because I am a man countless times. I haven’t always had the ability or courage or strength to challenge that effectively
How would you define masculinity?
it evokes cliched images of muscular arrogance to me. The differences between men and women exaggerated, codifying roles within patriarchy, so all negative.
Does misandry exist?
It’s mostly made up to press for continuing privilege
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism