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 working it for men, sometimes with ‘divine’ justification.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
As a white, gainfully employed, homeowning male, we’re doing OK.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Casual sexism, legacy of 70/80’s upbringing with dick stepdad. Expectation of better treatment ’cause I have an outy.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Live near Hebden Bridge, some radical sisters over there. Was barred entry to a club for having an outy, even after being vouched for by gay friends.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism