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?
Structural inequality benefiting and privileging men in relation to women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It does constrain men’s options & (particularly emotional) expression. ‘Boys don’t cry’ is the cliche grounded in painful truth. I have learned to be quicker to anger than to show vulnerability.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Too painfully many to detail.
How would you define masculinity?
Ooh. Not sure I can easily. Perhaps as a social construct of God it is acceptable for men to behave.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
/Mostly/ in ways that have benefited me.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism