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?
I live in a world where men have it generally easier than women in most ways, particularly the way people judge us.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Having to live up to conventional standards of masculinity can be a pain in the arse.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Probably lots of ways I don’t realise. Also, I used to be a “nice guy” years ago. I felt I was owed sex for being nice to women. I never got any though.
How would you define masculinity?
Usually it means strength and stoicism and the ability to provide and protect.
Does misandry exist?
It does I suppose in that some women hate men, but it’s different from misogyny and doesn’t hurt men in any significant way.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?