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?
power shared between and bequeathed exclusively to men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
in the workplace i have witnessed a number of bullying, coercive and humiliating episodes – engineered by men in positions of authority. my refusal to comply with their eventually criminal behaviour meant i had no choice but to resign.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
in not directly opposing bullying behaviour i have been complicit in the humiliation of others.
How would you define masculinity?
i see masculinity almost entirely in a physical sense – a combination of attributes that signify to others the individual’s gender status.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism