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 systemic bias towards men.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I don’t think it has hurt me specifically as much as damaged the society I’m a part of. It’s certainly hurt people I care about.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I think, like most men, I’ve been guilty of not questioning things. I guess I’ve passively been a part of it, and that’s not enormously better than actively being a part of it.
How would you define masculinity?
I’m not sure. The traditional idea of it is a bit contradictory – stoic yet aggressive.
Does misandry exist?
Perhaps it does on an individual basis, not a societal one though.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
What best describes you?