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 by which a narrow definition of masculinity is praised over all other systems and is used as the measure of how power is stored and given.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It helped shape me into an emotional abuser, until I met fantastic people who helped educate me.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I treated women like prizes to be obtained, and I thought less of men who didn’t act in traditionally masculine ways.
How would you define masculinity?
Now, I wouldn’t. Masculinity is defined by each of us on our own. If you feel masculine, you’re masculine.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism