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 overwhelming influence and control Men hold over our society.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has set standards and expectations for me to identify as a Men which I do not agree with or do not want to live by. It has hurt people I care and love about, mostly people who do not identify as a man.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Through sexist comments, using my influence to get ahead of women in the workplace and perhaps a lot of other ways I hadn’t really thought about before I was more aware of the overwhelming influence of patriarchy.
How would you define masculinity?
I don’t know and I don’t really care. Just let me be.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?