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 systems in place in society which thrive on the subjugation and control of women. Their free labour and lack of autonomy over their bodies and minds.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It hasn’t, directly. I haven’t benefited very much, as it’s RICH white men that run it, and I am exploited as a low wage worker, but neither do I have to worry about lack of access to birth control or rape culture.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Getting the Mrs pregnant three times.
How would you define masculinity?
Working to feed, clothe and house my daughters, and keeping them safe, while preparing them for the crapsack world they will inherit.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism