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?
Pat Butcher is queen. A dominance of men in powerful positions which sometimes deliberately and sometimes not serves their own interests.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It assumes that all men have particular characteristics and if you cant conform you dont fit in the club. I can feel like an outsider.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By being a bloody lad sometimes. Acting like a lad because its what was expected. Lads lads lads… 🙁
How would you define masculinity?
More esoteric now but “a way in which men are expected to behave and conform”
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism