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?
My poor habits that I pass on to my boys even though I try not to.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I take the lead too often accidentally denigrating those around me. This harms relationships and doesn’t get the best from a situation.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve hurt my children (boys) and my partner when I, too quickly, try to instil confidence in them: “don’t be a big girls blouse” etc.
How would you define masculinity?
Respondent skipped question
Does misandry exist?
I had a friend who couldn’t see any good in men and reduced everything to patriarchy or misogyny. It probably came from how she had been treated and viewed the world.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
“it’s a boy thing”
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism