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?
Men swinging their dicks around. Dominance, brutality, greed.
How has patriarchy hurt you?
Dudes in politics. Dudes in power, dudes everywhere making dumb dudes decisions.
How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?
I’m a dude. I suck. Despite being well read on the subject and being raised by my mother and grandmother I still make dumb dude decisions. I dick swing.
How would you define masculinity?
Being caring, capable, useful, strong, vulnerable, honest, opinionated, empathetic. Able to hug someone and reassure them, then fix a broken thing, then troubleshoot a problem, then fuck something up and admit it, then have a cry at the futility of existence, then cook a meal, then make some love without the focus being on my jizzy time and being open to having my butt explored by my female lover for happy fun time.
Does misandry exist?
I don’t know what misandry is!
This is man hating right? I hate some men. So yeah, it exists.
Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?
Some bitches hate me. And my ilk. Cos’ of my dangly bits. I kind of agree with them.
What best describes you?
I had to look that up too. I’m so tired.