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?
Power structures and dynamics favouring male entrenched power, particularly along class and gender-norm lines.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Enforced gender norms that separate me from my humanity, and from being humane to other people.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By not taking them seriously, and being able to easily signal to others that they shouldn’t be taken seriously, with unspoken and understood references and signifiers.
How would you define masculinity?
Strength, tenderness, action, forthrightness, and restraint. And honour, pride and violence.
Does misandry exist?
Not to any degree worth mentioning.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Mostly in ways that have advantaged me, and the ways that have been harmful have mostly been about male gender norm enforcing.
What best describes you?