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?
As the archaic status quo of the majority of authority belonging to men, and being passed to men, as women are deliberately overlooked.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I think we have all been hurt by patriarchy. The pride of men is not a firm basis for power.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I wouldn’t say I’ve hurt people, but would say, in my ill informed youth, I have underestimated women and patronised them.
How would you define masculinity?
As being able to embrace and adapt to life’s challenges with grace, temperament, and understanding.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?