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?
The culture and socioeconomic systems which privilege men over women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By maintaining inequalities. Even though the majority of these inequalities benefit me, when people are not equal, all of society is lessened.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve always found things have come to me easily. This is, in part, because others haven’t. I have not always understood this, and not always listened.
How would you define masculinity?
The collection of attributes and behaviours generally culturally attributed to men.
Does misandry exist?
All kinds of hatred exist.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Constantly. That’s what living in a patriarchy means.
What best describes you?