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?
Absolute possession and exercise of social, economic, and political power by men for the benefit of men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Prescribed role as a ‘man’. Identity crisis when I didn’t fit the role and could not live up to standards.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t know. It’s likely, though, that I’ve acted in a way perceived to be patronising.
How would you define masculinity?
A set of norms and values typically associated with men.
Does misandry exist?
Extremely rare. Distinct from radical feminism.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?