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 current state of things.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It’s not possible to know with any certainty since the alternative could be worse.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Everything is influenced by patriarchy so every time I hurt someone that is influenced by patriarchy. Too numerous to mention.
How would you define masculinity?
Having to be same all the time, relentlessly so.
Does misandry exist?
If misandry means ‘the hatred of men’ then it exists, if it means ‘the institutional hartred of men’ then it probably doesn’t exist, as near as makes no difference.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Prejudice yes, of course. Discrimination, not so much. And in such areas as to be trivial.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism