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 males being the stronger sex. The leaders. The head of the household. The primary leader.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t. Other than I’m the one expected to kill spiders. I HATE SPIDERS.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t hurt people.
How would you define masculinity?
Calm. Measured. Stable. Consistent. Doing the right thing even when it’s tough. Being a shoulder for do everyone. Being someone people turn to. A provider. A giver. An advisor.
Does misandry exist?
I think it exists when it’s convenient to exist.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?