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 systematic oppression of women in all walks of society.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t, really. I guess since becoming Moreno aware of patriarchy I’ve become much less tolerant of misogynistic attitudes and comments which has resulted in the breakdown of many of my friendships (with men, obviously).
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Too many to list. Neglected women I know and have had relationships with due to my ignorance and lack of understanding.
How would you define masculinity?
A charade, propping up the idea that men should behave a certain way to everyone’s detriment.
Does misandry exist?
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
I would like to consider myself a feminist but also aware that just by being a man this may prevent me from being one, in the eyes of some.