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?
a system of societal expectations that narrowly define what traits are masculine and feminine, and the value of those traits, favouring masculine traits.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It forced to repress, ignore and hide aspects of my sexuality and personality, for fear of being judged and ostracised. I’ve repressed emotions because boys don’t cry.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have in the past judged and ridiculed people for having traits deemed feminine and thus inherently worse than masculine traits.
How would you define masculinity?
The toxic ideal of a man who is forceful, aggressive, strong and dominant, from which any deviation is aberrant.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?