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?
expectation that power cannot be shared equally between men and women and men are assumed to lead
How has patriarchy hurt you?
failed resolution between my parents. Constant unresolved conflict due to assumptions of patriarchy while feminism emerged without honest reassessment of power relationships
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
failed to reach truly equal and balanced relationships with women. Failed to find and manage my own masculinity.
How would you define masculinity?
One half of my self – the physical, penis orientated bit!
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
But I will look it up.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I believe I have experienced prejudice but it is perhaps more confusion and misunderstandinh. I have often felt confused about where I fit in mixed gender groups.
What best describes you?