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?
A social system where men hold the majority of power.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The lack of opportunity for women to reach positions of power or influence that may have had a positive impact on my life, with the exception of me mum.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m ashamed to to say that, if I have, I never realised I did.
How would you define masculinity?
Disregarding the anatomically obvious, and having spent some time, thought and a couple of beers on this, I can’t.
Does misandry exist?
Given the population of the world, and our side of the species track record, there must be quite a few women who hate men.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?