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 father being the decision maker in the family, rather than the mother.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Maybe there has been a decision that my father has made when my mother has more knowledge, making the situation unfair.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m not sure I have, I’d need examples.
How would you define masculinity?
Where a man is overtly strong and decisive.
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Sometimes women will claim that you don’t understand something because you’re a man. Also, as the man, you shoulder more blame in relationships as you’re deemed less sensitive and in tune with feelings, regardless of personality, because you’re a man.
What best describes you?
An ally to feminism