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 intrinsic male bias pervading all social structures, government, employment, language etc.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
A few years ago I fell out with a friend whom I had come to love because she rejected me. The patriarchy allowed me to believe on some level that her love was my right.
How would you define masculinity?
Gender is a social construct etc. etc Seriously though: lots of bodily hair + plus inflated self worth
Does misandry exist?
Women are half of the world’s population. Of course it misandry exists, it’s just not fucking relevant.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?