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?
In terms of facts: men earn more and are in more powerful positions than women. From this you can either assume women are inferior, or recognise that we have created a patriarchy.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I imagine it has, but I can’t think of any example I’m aware of
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I hope I haven’t.
How would you define masculinity?
I don’t know, I’m sure it exists in the way that femininity exists, and I’m sure that somewhere, somehow it is based on fact and is a thing – but how it seems to be played out is outmoded macho bollocks.
Does misandry exist?
There are always people who go too far in a direction, for malicious reasons or well-intentioned.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?