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?
Dominance of men, male voices and male thoughts in every area of life, including business, the arts, science, government, the media etc. Women are suppressed through different kinds of sexism, from the institutional to the everyday.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Firstly, it hurts the women I love, which upsets me. Also, macho culture and aggression makes me uncomfortable.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Probably by not understanding.
How would you define masculinity?
Without using a dictionary? It means the characteristics that we associated with being male. What those characteristics are is a matter for a debate I’d rather not get involved in.
Does misandry exist?
Yeah, why not?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
everyone experiences prejudice all the time. humans have a natural tendency to make judgements based on scraps of information, such as my sex. I wouldn’t say that it has only ever advantaged me. I don’t know!
What best describes you?