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?
Prevailing system of male authority.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Realistically? It hasn’t
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m not sure. I try not to. I patronise people sometimes, mostly unintentionally.
How would you define masculinity?
Irritating obsession with the *right* way to do something. Power/domination/authority/marketed.
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Having looked it up; someone, somewhere hates someone. This doesn’t make misandry a serious concern in my society (western, secular)
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
The only, literally only time that I can thing of being disavantaged by my gender was when I was browsing wedding magazines looking for style tips. There weren’t any, as everthing was aimed at brides. That’s actually the worst case of discrimination I can think of…
What best describes you?