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?
Patriarchy is a system that defines gender roles within a tight and restrictive framework.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
As a victim of violent and sexual assault patriarchy says I can’t be a victim. It also makes it hard to identify that other men are the problem.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Not knowingly, but as we grown up in a patriarchal society there must be ways I have hurt or offended people without thinking.
How would you define masculinity?
It is the thing that makes me hate my reflection. I feel detached from my gender and my vulnerability singles me out for violence and ridicule by other men.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?