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?
A system of oppression based on sex, which places men above women in a gender hierarchy
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I think it has only benefited me
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
In general the way I benefit from patriarchy in turn hurts women. I have advantages socially at the expense of women. Specifically I’ve been in male groups that intimidated female passers-by on the street.
How would you define masculinity?
It is an expression of maleness. I think it can manifest itself in any way but in our culture it is limited to a narrow range of behaviours.
Does misandry exist?
It exists as a concept but it isn’t socially meaningful
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
None of the above
I support feminism but I don’t think men can be feminists