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 existing system enforcing arbitrary gender roles.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hurts society in general, which impacts and hurts everybody.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
All the time I’ve lived with and benefitted from the privilege afforded to me as a male, I’ve been part of a system that represses and silences those without that privilege.
How would you define masculinity?
Does misandry exist?
It exists, but it isn’t a part of everyday life in the same way misogyny is
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?