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 dominance in the world.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I haven’t, having never been in a position to do so.
How would you define masculinity?
(Shifting, evolving and contested) values concerning what it is to be a man.
Does misandry exist?
Every form of stereotyping, hatred etc exists, for at least a few individuals. This is, however, an extremely minor issue, if one at all, and not something that needs addressing.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I have not been in many situations where I am competing against others for a job etc, in which case gender stereotyping could aid me.
What best describes you?
As far as I am aware there are numerous strands of feminism and its definition/what it entails is contested, different for different people. I would rather not identify with any ideology without fully researching it.