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?
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It fogs the mind somewhat, especially as a teenager. It took time, reading, conversations and learning to untangle thoughts and expectations.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I imagine I have, though it’s hard to think of examples: I am thinking of situations where my expectations and behaviours caused empotional pain. Maybe in breakups? Maybe in the early stages of relationships? Hard to say. I feel like iot was there though.
How would you define masculinity?
Male pride. I do believe it’s possible to be ‘masculine’ without being a sexist arsehole.
Does misandry exist?
I mean, *maybe*, but I feel like ‘meninists’ like to make these things up
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