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?
Men running shit and keeping women away from power, primarily through gendered oppression.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I’m more concerned about its appalling effect on the lives of women.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By preconscious participation in socially approved gender oppression: assumed authority and privilege in many forms.
How would you define masculinity?
Being there and strong and useful for your partner and your children. Also shelves, tyre pressures, decent suit etc.
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