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 societal system favouring males
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Limiting options in work and social situations. Can lead to presumptions of intention
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve been made aware of unintentionally intimidating women (and smaller men) because of my physical size. I was raised by a single mother who didn’t really conform with gender norms so I’d like to think that my actions in life don’t hurt others, but most probably do in some ways, unintentionally. This is something I’m aware of and try to keep in mind.
How would you define masculinity?
Strength, Protection, Restraint
Does misandry exist?
But is fairly rare and often a seemingly reasonable reaction to circumstance
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?