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 problem in society whereby men have an objectively easier life than anyone that isn’t a man.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It has not. I fear I have benefited hugely from the patriarchy.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I have employed other people in place of perfectly well qualified men in order to make my team diversity stats look better. You could argue that the men were directly affected by the patriarchy’s influence there.
How would you define masculinity?
This is a pretty outdated/unnecessary term nowadays, because you’re just listing qualities that everyone could aspire to.
Does misandry exist?
Radfems and tumblr make misandry very real.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism