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 remnant of the misogynistic system which is being eaten away slowly but surely by feminism
How has patriarchy hurt you?
The patriarchy has a pre-established set of gender roles which means that my decision to be a stay at home dad while my wife works is looked down upon by society
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have subconsciously seen traits in men as positive and the same traits in women as negative e.g.. Decisive/Bossy
How would you define masculinity?
How strongly you personally identify as male
Does misandry exist?
However it is much less prevalent and nowhere near as dangerous as the power still lies predominantly with men
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
I work with Children and people are wary to leave female students in the care of male staff
What best describes you?