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?
Male privilege that results in a man being generally favoured compared to women in most aspects of life.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
A consequence of patriarchy is that boys are taught to act “masculine” and “be strong”. Any boy who isn’t is bullied. Health issues when I was a child resulted in me being seen as weak and being constantly bullied at school.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
My bullying at school resulted in me doing the same to people who were weaker than I was as bullying weaker people was seen as the norm. Patriarchy also resulted in me dismissing women in order to “fit in”.
How would you define masculinity?
A set of attitudes and behaviour normally associated with men.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism