Respondent 915

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Blokes are mainly running things. Sometimes they let women have a go, but not for long.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I’m expected to be one of the blokes, strong, certain, ‘in control’ yet many times I feel anything but.

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

I often act like a dick as a father, trying to be in charge, then feel shit afterwards. It’s depressing & I get depressed.

How would you define masculinity?

That’s a hard one, excuse the phallic pun. Negatively it’s men acting like dicks, throwing their weight & power around, & reaping the rewards & instilling fear in those ‘below’ us. Positively it’s applying our strength & power & love to the common good.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

But to be honest it’d be weird if it didn’t

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

It’s all around me, all the time. It advantages me but I can suffer disadvantage too. It’s bloody complicated.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian