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 default of privilege and entitlement for men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
By making it harder for women to benefit society as much as they otherwise might.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By default. I’m a (white, heterosexual) bloke. Therefore the system favours me, implicitly, at the expense of others.
How would you define masculinity?
The non-discretionary aspects of being male. Anything else (aggression, “leadership”, physical strength) is simply optional behaviour conforming to some stereotype of “masculinity”.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
None of the above
Realist with a conscience