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 which aggressively polices gender roles, in which men are expected to control and dominate, and women to care and nurture.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
It limits my self-expression.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I find myself talking over women. And I find myself judging women on what they’re wearing in a way that I wouldn’t do if they were male. And I sometimes mis-gender trans people.
How would you define masculinity?
The qualities associated with being a man.
Does misandry exist?
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Only in a way that has advantaged me
What best describes you?