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 society in which males hold the balance of power.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
An over-representation of male teachers in an all-boys school was not a particularly nurturing environment for my mental well-being.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Unintentionally assuming that a male was the main purchaser when I worked at a department store; whilst neglecting to notice his partner.
How would you define masculinity?
The over-reach of a fool that attempts to define gender roles.
Does misandry exist?
Possibly but it’s certainly not something that I see in my daily lives.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
Meritocracy and equality of opportunity please! Also, equal representation of transgender individuals in official documents.