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 assumption that leader=male
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Refusal to engage with idiot competition meant I got pushed aside
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
More difficult. Try not to but……
How would you define masculinity?
Having testicles rather than balls
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Certainly been told I have nothing to contribute. Failure to acknowledge that I might be the carer in my family, with a wife with MS who can’t remember which button to press on the microwave.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism
I feel that to be a feminist I would have to be active and I don’t actually have the energy. Make do with trying to support women pushing into my male dominated profession.