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 systemic advantages and benefits created by and bestowed on men
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It infiltrates some of my thinking on gender roles.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I sometimes split domestic chores along gender lines, eg, my partner should do that as it’s women’s work.
How would you define masculinity?
I don’t think it’s possible to define it. It can have both good and bad definitions.
Does misandry exist?
There may be a small minority of radical feminists who ‘hate’ men, but I don’t believe they’re statistically significant.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism