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 an advantage in society over women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I feel at a disadvantage to louder, cockier (and posher) men. It’s like being in a fucking race.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I genuinely hope I haven’t, but I have to check myself occasionally trying to talk over women.
How would you define masculinity?
Stereotypical displays of male strength, etc.
Does misandry exist?
There are some who have nurtured an inbuilt distrust of men
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Twitter comments blaming all men for a few arseholes’ bad behaviour.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism