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?
Systematic benefits for being a man, whilst females suffer for simply being women
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Probably an inability to express my emotions. Tend to bottle things up.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I try not to. I would say slagging a homosexual boy in high school because he was gay. Looking back I regret that one.
How would you define masculinity?
Probably in the stereotypical terms: confident, tough, assertive, strong
Does misandry exist?
I don’t doubt hatred of men exists but no systematic oppression exists
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?