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?
Residual social structure created by evolution, now slowly being dismantled by culture
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By creating expectations of and standards for my behaviour that were not necessarily compatible with my nature
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By having false expectations of others created at least partly by a patriarchal system.
How would you define masculinity?
Biologically, mainly, but there do seem to be some clear chemical/psychological differences as well, such as a higher sex drive, increased aggression, greater propensity to risk-taking behaviour, etc.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism