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 culture in which males hold all/most of the power
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The idea of it has lead me to be looked down upon by women, for no concrete reason
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t follow
How would you define masculinity?
maculinity is, unfortunately, defined today as how male you are, how buff, courageous, ‘ungirly’
Does misandry exist?
Men will never win 100% custody, domestic abuse towards men is laughed at, men are branded perverts at the slightest glance whereas a woman may stare and all that is said is ‘cheeky’
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
As a larger guy, I’m expected to be strong and courageous and a general white knight. I’m none of these, I’m soft, I’m caring, I’m a hugger, but does society care? No. To them, I’ll be a girl if I show who I really am
What best describes you?