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?
As a male, I’m already winning before anyone has started a proverbial race.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Apart from the odd angry comment not even about or to me on twitter, it hasn’t.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I sincerely hope I haven’t, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve managed to get a bit closer to a job interview (for example) simply by being a man.
How would you define masculinity?
According to all the adverts I see, it’s all about the muscles and grooming. I would say it’s probably just providing for family, not being a dick?
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I’m a male nurse (and straight) and I get a bit of grief from some patients about that.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism