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 society in which men hold most power, socially, culturally, politically, etc.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
I have, since birth, been influenced by the norms of the patriarchy without me even realising it. Influence without consent or even awareness is usually called indoctrination.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
By in turn reinforcing the norms I was indoctrinated with.
How would you define masculinity?
I wouldn’t. People develop their own identities which may or may not be identified with their gender an.d/or sex
Does misandry exist?
But 99.999999% of what is called misandry isn’t.
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
Not completely sure if a man should call himself a feminist, as his number one roll is probably to get out of the way.