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 ongoing underlying preference for men to do better, be taken more seriously.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Only in that I can already see it limiting my daughter. She’s three. And that’s heartbreaking.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I hope I’m better now, but in my youth I treated some (being honest, most) of the women I slept with with very little respect.
How would you define masculinity?
Traditional concepts of macho, bullish, overbearing behaviour.
Does misandry exist?
If it does, it’s in such a small proportion to patriarchy.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?