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 system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line. Also – them sort of weird hidden rules and expectations that mean that women don’t quite get the same opportunities as us.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
My sister doesn’t do as well as I do through no fault of her own. This means doesnt make enough money and therefore couldn’t buy a house when they were cheap, which meant that my parents stepped into help her and I am crippled with a larger mortgage than if I’d been similarly stuck.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’ve got jobs where i clearly wasnt the best just becuase I am white and male.
How would you define masculinity?
Possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men
Does misandry exist?
Radical feminists can be quite extreme in online debates, and I’ve accidentally been on the receiveing end of their accusations in teh past.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?