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 reason why my baby boomer father refuses to accept criticism for his subpar cooking from my mother, knowing he’s only stress cooking for us cause Mum’s our breadwinner.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
My bipolar father’s misguided attempts to teach me to drive via an outdated Volkswagen Bug we had to sell because Dad nearly sent us bankrupt by trusting Wolf Of Wall Street sharks hoping to be a provider for our family, even as he puts Elsa’s Conceal Don’t Feel parents to shame telling his autistic son to stop being emotional during panic attacks…
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I own my sissiness for the benefit of a greater society.
How would you define masculinity?
I’ve graduated with a Bachelor Of Visual Arts and I’m still stumped as to how to define masculinity, however Robert Kerman as the humane anthropologist Professor Monroe was to me what Paul Newman was to SE Hinton’s The Outsiders, for sad reasons I don’t have time to explain here.
Does misandry exist?
I’ve been humiliated in public by Germaine Greer herself.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Every day is Training Day, and I am Ethan Hawke.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism
I feel like an ally to feminism in the Forever War sense, in that the struggle is both real and eternal.