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?
Disproportionate power – of all forms – being in the hands of men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t but I can see how it could hurt myself and others.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I can’t remember. I acknowledge that I probably have, however. Patriarchy influences at a subconscious level.
How would you define masculinity?
Testosterone-induced behaviours justifiably associated with males
Does misandry exist?
So long as stupid people exist, misandry (and all forms of bigotry) will exist.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
Somewhere between egalitarian and nice guy.