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?
Gender based rule or control of a society or family by males. This can be an inherited rule (e.g. old fashioned monarchy) or a selective or elective system (e.g. Catholic church hierarchy, or early 20th century British politics)
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has not.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
None that I am aware of.
How would you define masculinity?
With difficulty. A general perception of how a man should behave and present himself, held by a certain subsection of the community.
Does misandry exist?
While it exists I have seen very little sign of it in action either in the UK or in other parts of the world I have visited.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I have very rarely been the target of it, mostly I’ve experienced groups of men being prejudiced towards women or trangender freinds and colegues.
What best describes you?