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 have more personal, freedom, power, salary.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Too many dudes at the top make workplaces suck. If the place is run by mediocre men (who of course think they got there through merit) and excludes women the whole thing is just mediocre.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Not spoken up when I saw my boss leering at a colleague.
How would you define masculinity?
At its worst – aggressive, out of touch with emotions, proud, At its best – I dunno, just like all humans are good sometimes
Does misandry exist?
In a very limited areas e.g. custody rights
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