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?
Macho blokey bullshit used to control
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Yep – I can’t be a normal human being with normal human failings without being told to ‘man up’
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve bullied my way past the more deserving. Because I can, and it’s a ‘man’ thing to do.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
Misandry is a local thing. Misogyny is a global & local thing. There’s negligible ‘global’ misandry, but global misogyny? It’s everywhere. It’s law in some countries, in fact.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?