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 model of power and social relations which works on subordination of those with stereotypically feminine traits: eg lack of aggression, desire for compromise, refusal of linear thinking.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It made my boyhood traumatic because I refused to engage in competitive confrontation and therefore suffered abuse and bullying.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have failed on a number of occasions to understand the validity of other people’s feelings, which were valid regardless of my own limited beliefs about whether or not they were rational.
How would you define masculinity?
I find this question impossible to answer.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism