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 that gives power to men but takes it away from women. For example, by putting women in no-win situations, such as the prude/slut dichotomy.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I’m trans, so policing borders around maleness and masculinity has meant a lot of harassment in my past, and denial of access to ‘boy’ things I wanted to do. Now that I pass, I can see how it’s helping me…
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
It’s actually quite hard not to talk over women, because it’s so expected, it’s almost not noticed by anyone.
How would you define masculinity?
the symbols of man-ness.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Before I transitioned and in the form of transphobia, but not around maleness or masculinity outside of this.
What best describes you?