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?
Men who suffer the delusion that their place in the pecking order is at the top. Passed by father to son but only truly understood by women.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
My dad showed me that men are strong by beating me up.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Despite hating my dad I joined his business thereby perpetuating the whole father/son myth.
How would you define masculinity?
The ability to order a mint Julep in a deep and confident voice.
Does misandry exist?
Try being the only man in a house full of women. You get it in the neck for everything!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
My dad called me a big Jessie before punching my face.
What best describes you?
Neurotic sociopath who’d rather fill in surveys at 4am than sleep.