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?
The oppression of men and women based on the assumed inferiority of all things perceived as ‘feminine’
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I’m a transgender man, and I’m constantly being told I’m not a ‘real man’ because I embrace the fact I’m not cis, I eschew toxic masculinity, and I fight for the rights of women.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m not sure that I have; living as a woman for 20 years, I don’t believe I oppressed or hurt anyone because of the power of the patriarchy.
How would you define masculinity?
Masculinity is what any given man makes of it.
Does misandry exist?
It does not; being fed up with harassment and abuse is not the same as misogyny.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?