Respondent 1002

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

As a burrito with sour cream

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Okay seriously, I’m kind of effeminite and bi and “traditional” ideas about masculinity have hurt me. I grew up being told not to be such a girl, I’ve taken a fair few beatings because of it. Sometimes I’d rather wear a pretty dress than “men’s” clothes. On the other hand, sometimes I think that “effeminite” isn’t really a thing. There are lots of butch lesbians who aren’t “effeminite” but they’re still women. Patriarchy pushes us into roles we may not be comfortable in or naturally fit into.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

Before I admited to myself that I was bi I would use words like faggot a lot, but I think I was just being defensive.

How would you define masculinity?

As a large pizza… sorry I’m on a diet in order to fit into afor mentioned dresses and I’m really hungry

Does misandry exist?

I’m going to go with yes but not as a system of oppression and it’s not as bad as misogyny which is a systemic problem

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Mostly because of opressive gender norms that I don’t fit into.

What best describes you?

A feminist