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?
The presumption that masculine authority is the default.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Less than it has helped me, honestly, but the books and movies are SO BORING, ugh, I don’t want to read about middle aged moral angst or watch a loner anti-hero again.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
Thoughtlessness. Assumption that invisible identities were in fact not there.
How would you define masculinity?
At its best, to be masculine is to seek power and to take responsibility for using power with compassion. At its worst to be masculine is to merely exercise power.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?