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 which imposes gender roles on people to the detriment of all, particularly women because men are dominant.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Physical bullying and psychological damage from being coerced into a toxic form of masculinity.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Implicitly treating women as possessions and putting them on a pedestal.
How would you define masculinity?
Repression of feminine traits in men, disguised by aggression and motivated by fear.
Does misandry exist?
In individual cases but not as an institutionalised prejudice.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism