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?
well the start of that word, “pat” is the clue, “PATronising” to women and a “PAThetic” view of status and humanity . . .
How has patriarchy hurt you?
personally, as a middle aged white man – it hurts me from my being “tarred” with that brush of being, well, a middle aged white man (most of the patriarchs are white men of this age).
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
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How would you define masculinity?
I wouldn’t . . . there is nobody quite like me, or you, or him or that guy over there . . . if it is a guy, I can’t tell – oh, and that is fine by the way . . .
Does misandry exist?
I am hedging my bets with “maybe” it is what I say when I am asked something I don’t know – I am a man after all.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
possibly in the sense that I have had opportunities probably afforded to me because of my gender.
What best describes you?