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 unconscious assumption of male as default and primary.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Trivially. My achievements are undermined when viewed through this lens.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Unconsciously. Consciously I try to avoid this.
How would you define masculinity?
Masculinity is the both a set of characteristics and the pressure for males to conform to that set. Typically masculinity would be defined by such traits as strength, resilience and dominance.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?