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?
Men predominant in institutions, government, business etc.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I thought this was an odd question, to start with. Now I think about it, wouldn’t know where to begin. I can’t begin. Sorry.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
As a middle class white man, I have benefited from patriarchy (at least) occupationally; and this must be shutting down opportunities for others.
How would you define masculinity?
I’d try not to, these days. Even “having a willy” seems unfair on men who have lost theirs somehow. (Industrial accidents? Violence?)
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?