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 assumption that the male experience is the default one for all humans.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has led me to believe that, by not conforming to a variety of standards associated with masculinity, my experience is less valuable to society.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have taken part in homophobic bullying, sexual violence and sexual exploitation, and I have actively tried to expose the ‘non-masculine’ actions of others to deflect attention from myself.
How would you define masculinity?
Assertion of dominance.
Does misandry exist?
Yes, but when compared to the opposite experience it’s not worth acknowledging
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?