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?
An unconcious (most of the time) system of men preferring men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Through my wife. I hate the idea that she will be looking for jobs as a recently married woman, and people will be thinking of her in maternity leave. Also how she’s been treated in various jobs has been horrendous.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t know, but I probably have.
How would you define masculinity?
Usually, dickheads. But I’d like to define it as ‘obsolete traits that used to define what it was to be a man, but we’ve all moved on now, so that’s cool.’
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?