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?
a male dominated society set up in such a way to secure male dominance
How has patriarchy hurt you?
being a man – it left me unable to explain to people, for fear of being considered weak, that i was in a domestically abusive relationship, and so i kept it hidden, and indeed, going, for 3 years more than i should have.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
lack of consideration through general ignorance
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
whilst working in a bar in my youth, one of the barmaids, an older lady, used to pinch my bum, goose me, etc. it was all done for fun, but i wouldnt say i enjoyed it, in fact i ran away. it would not have been ok for a laugh if the genders were reversed. in fact, what made it funny (to others) was the fact the genders were the way they were.
What best describes you?