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?
Systematic, institutionalised preference of the interests of men over all others and the suppression and oppression of the rights and opportunities of non-male genders and those who support them.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The hurt of knowing I am of the same gender as Jeremy Clarkson.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Simply by existing as a white male in a western capitalist patriarchy, by having better opportunities than a female born under the same conditions.
How would you define masculinity?
A bullshit construct used to maintain patriarchy.
Does misandry exist?
In individuals, yes, but not institutionally or systematically.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?