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 positional privilege that men are awarded purely because of their gender.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has caused division in religious communities I’ve been a part of.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve probably been oblivious to the ways that I was given a voice in the place of women purely because of my gender.
How would you define masculinity?
It’s probably not thoughtful but I think of masculinity as the strength of self-control, putting others first, and learning to be vulnerable when appropriate.
Does misandry exist?
Misandry is often deserved. Perhaps it isn’t rooted in hatred as often as lack of trust or fear.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?