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 underlying social structures & attitudes that make maleness the “default” to which everything else is an awkward exception to be ignored or minimised
How has patriarchy hurt you?
by making a certain form of performative maleness the standard to which anyone who deviates from is to be questioned & mocked
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
making unwarranted assumptions about people based on their gender, not giving women as much space to talk as I could have
How would you define masculinity?
aggression, both verbal & physical, lack of empathy, overly concerned with sexaul conquest & control
Does misandry exist?
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