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?
Centralisation of power and influence, politically, socially and culturally in the hands of men, whose assumptions and values affect the majority of people
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Politically, through confrontational, combative practices. Not so much otherwise.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Possibly by sometimes going along or not speaking out against negative attitudes when in groups of people (mostly men).
How would you define masculinity?
Two ways: biological predispositions towards certain types of behaviour or thinking, also culturally in terms of reflecting or being shaped by dominant depictions of masculinity.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism