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?
A set of laws, conventions and beliefs which entrenches rule by men and the subjugation of women. It’s obviously a bit more nuanced these days, but it certainly still exists!
How has patriarchy hurt you?
If it has then it’s mainly expectations I guess. That and the fact that Anglo-saxon capitalism is very much predicated on patriarchy, and that shafts us all!
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Oh God, numerous ways I’m unaware of – that’s what’s so worrying.
How would you define masculinity?
Hmm. An annoying concept that I wish didn’t exist, to be honest.
Does misandry exist?
Yes, but really only among a very, very few. And I think some of them are just playing it for laughs.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?