Respondent 917

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

It’s a system of leadership or government exclusive not just to men, but to *fathers*, the *heads of the families*. When we talk about an Anglo-Saxon Witenagemot, or a Senate (from Rome to America) or an Afghani Loya Jirga, that’s a patriarchy visibly at work. Primogeniture and M?r?th are primary buttresses of patriarchy.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

My father died when I was young and I didn’t have a stepfather until I reached maturity. So I had no lodestar for navigating patriarchy and that has made me unclubbable for my entire adult life.

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

Definitely. Because of the gap in my learning (see above) I thought in my family and my work I always had to be *ruthless* and dominant, when of course one need only be ruthless and dominant when one has to be. And not even then…

How would you define masculinity?

Keep a weather eye on everything, keep silent and calm, and act firmly and only take charge and fight if you have to. When that soldier is coming up the garden path might be too late.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Misandry is very specific. It is commonly a male-oriented nagging from a single woman. It’s the contemporary phrase ‘bloody, fucking MEN’ – that’s misandrist, because my generation has lived in a time of much greater equality, when the reasons women have for hating men have much diminished.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 911

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male dominated culture that looks to reward men for reinforcing and perpetuating the culture as much or more than the competency of the individual

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it keeps the most deserving (competent) from positions of power and influence and hurt my company’s performance to the point it now is fighting to survive.

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

dont think that I have

How would you define masculinity?

Hardest question to answer, traditionally think of strength, courage, provider, protector. But all of these things are attributes of females too.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Hard to tell how much misandry versus equal opportunity for women that may come across as anti-male

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 891

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men and their needs and opinion disproportionately affect society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

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

I have treated women unfaithfully and not felt enough guilt.

How would you define masculinity?

Confidence in your ability to get the partner(s) you desire.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 873

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Structurally endemic framework of male collusion to maintain privilege

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t

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

Consciously I haven’t, unconsciously… don’t know

How would you define masculinity?

Respondent skipped question

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 848

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

a situation where the male or males hold primary power.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I think a patriarchal attitude that persist in society despite of years of movement towards gender equality is that a mans safety, well being or life is worth less than a womans. People care less if a man is hurt or upset, as such help is less forthcoming. This is compounded by another patriarchal attitude that men should be strong and independent enough not to need help. I see this situation getting worse not better and it hurts society and therefore me directly. Examples of the implications of these attitudes are much higher male suicide rates, much more likely to be victim of violence, almost as likely to be a victim of domestic violence. These last two are particularly pertinent because they are issues widely discussed in society when women are victims but barely acknowledged as an issue affecting males.

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

probably is subtle ways I don’t even realise but certainly I find it difficult to discuss mine or other peoples feelings which I know for a fact has made things difficult for my partner and previous partner.

How would you define masculinity?

It depends on the context. Anatomically a being’s masculinity would relate to the presence and prominence of those anatomical features most associated with the male side of the species.In a social context it is more difficult as the differences between individuals across both sexes could well be greater than the perceived differences between the sexes as a whole. I suppose then at best I could say the definition of masculinity is fluid as I cant really define it.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Of course it exists. Both men and women have been shafted by outdated perceptions of gender. Feminism has become a dirty word because in popular media it does not recognise men as victims of sexism merely the perpetrators. We will never move toward equality if 48% of the population (men) are not engaged or even feel welcome in the conversation.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

I was once asked in a job (I was the only bloke) if the reason I was struggling in a certain situation was because I was male and therefore could not multi task. I felt like they were trying to steer me away from that work for this reason. Once I had finally received the proper training I did just fine. Im sure women put up with that shit all the time. There was always the ‘why cant the boys behave like girls’ attitude at school as well I suppose.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 841

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

A society that prohibits women from getting into leadership roles.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

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

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How would you define masculinity?

I thought planned parenthood’s definition matched reality the best.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 838

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

A made up thing, like God or Santa

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t. It doesn’t exist.

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

It isn’t real

How would you define masculinity?

having a penis and testicles

Does misandry exist?

No

I suppose in theory, but not in practise. Men are not discriminated against!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 826

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Respondent skipped question

How has patriarchy hurt you?

How has what doesnt exist hurt me?

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

Do i summon the patriarchy demon in efforts to hurt people? Thanks for the advice.

How would you define masculinity?

Loyalty, defense.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 820

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Underachieving humans looking for a scapegoat.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasnt

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

No

How would you define masculinity?

Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with boys and men

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 798

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

the top is for men only

How has patriarchy hurt you?

rich men are always pissing down on the poor

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

not knowingly

How would you define masculinity?

as something that archetypally man are better at than archetypal woman

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An egalitarian