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 way society encourages men to be more successful and encourages men into leadership, leading to gender inequality in society.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Mostly indirectly, at times have likely regarded women as less capable etc. without evidence. Probably expect women to keep a high standard of physical appearance but do not men. Used to freely use words like slut as a teenager.
How would you define masculinity?
The way men behave.
Does misandry exist?
I think it’s very rare and more or less non-existent in my own experience and society when you acknowledge power balance and whatnot.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
I feel like on rare occasions I may have been overlooked due to being male, but 9/10 occasions swing in my favour.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism