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?
Male dominated things
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Not sure it had necessarily had an impact on me that I am aware of.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I hope that I haven’t and if I have I am not aware that patriarchy influenced me to do so.
How would you define masculinity?
Displaying a very male image or way of behaving, though in many cases this is a hugely stereotyped image/ behaviour. I think masculinity has changed over the years and has often been confused with patriarchy e.g. Man must be bread winner, or cooking being ‘women’s work’ are no longer universally accepted. It is very much linked to strength in one form or another, but I don’t know that this is helpful really.
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
None of the above
A principled supporter of equality