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?
Men being in charge.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Only a certain sort of man gets to be in charge, and it’s not mine.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t like working with female doctors
How would you define masculinity?
Identifying as being at the male end of the gender spectrum, otherwise just having your own personality and way of life that’s nothing to do with your gender.
Does misandry exist?
Misandry exists, it’s sad. I don’t like hatred against any group of people because of one shared characteristic.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I’m a trainee nurse. People genuinely do think all male nurses are gay. I really REALLY hate the fact that people have to qualify with ‘He’s a male nurse’ when ‘he’s a nurse’ says the exact same thing, as if ‘female nurse’ is the default and I’m odd.
What best describes you?