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 systemic societal bias that rewards the act of having a dong
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Instilled in me the assumption that men are somehow more capable/worthier than women. So I now have to recognise and rationalise these prejudices away, which is a ballache.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Probably – not in my adult/professional life, but I think at some point in my personal life, especially growing up, I wrote people off for acting “feminine”
How would you define masculinity?
An atavism these days.
Does misandry exist?
I think it’s fair to say if there’s a kind of a prejudice possible, then some jerk somewhere feels it
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?