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 tendency of men to dominate resources, relationships and public discourse.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I don’t think I am influenced by patriarchy, in my view it is an emergent property of society. I may have hurt people by being an insensitive dick though.
How would you define masculinity?
I would try not to.
Does misandry exist?
it is logically inescapable that it exists, but whether it is on any great consequence is a different question.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
it doesn’t really matter to me, but people presumed to know what I am going to think based on the way I look and the fact that I am a conventional looking dude.
What best describes you?
ultimately I think all people have an equal right to exist, but life is competitive, there is not an equal right to success.