Respondent 863

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The perception – rightly, in my opinion – that despite much legislation and social movement in the employment and other spheres, the remains a paternalistic approach to advancing male candidates over female, despite equal qualification and experience.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Possibly the opportunity cost where I might have been able to hire a female candidate but they don’t apply because my field has historically been male dominated.

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

By application of reverse discrimination – I have hired people before based on gender (female) rather than male to endeavour to do my part in overturning patriarchy.

How would you define masculinity?

Biologically. Might be a cop out but seems to be the most obvious answer.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 858

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The assumption that males are superior in certain roles (politics, business, finance)

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it hasn’t, I’m male

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

assumed id be better at a certain job or action due to my gender, not my abilities.

How would you define masculinity?

The desire to be dominant amongst peers male or female

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

I don’t think I’ve ever personally experienced it

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Assumption I wouldn’t be fit to look after a child

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 854

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men as “heads” of business, family, politics etc. It seems to be the dominant form of social construction.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Purely emotionally. It angers me when I hear men teasing other men for being “kept” or less of a man for having a wife/partner with a higher powered job than them. Personally, it upsets me that the fact of life is that I am the one that has to pursue a career at the expense of my wife because otherwise we would not have a decent standard of living.

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

I hope not. I believe in equality.

How would you define masculinity?

The physical characteristics of being a man, so purely as a clinical term.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

I think it does, mainly because some men have been complete misogynists and have given other men a bad name.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

Positive discrimination when I applied to be a student nurse meant that I was accepted on the course in preference to a woman I knew.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 840

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A society or section of society ruled/controlled/dominated by men to the exclusion of women

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It doesn’t just me but it is bizarre that your gender should define your position in any society.

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

I don’t believe I ever have.

How would you define masculinity?

Simply – displaying traits that society accepts as typically or exclusively male.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

In meetings a woman asks a question to a man and that man answers another man instead of her.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 778

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

I wouldn’t.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

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

Nope.

How would you define masculinity?

A set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with boys and men.�It�is made up of both socially defined and biologically created factors.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Feminism is an abomination, just like ‘positive’ discrimination. Treat all people equally, on merit, rather than based on gender, race, sexuality or any other arbitrary means, and stop actively promoting one group above another.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 775

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The unwillingness to share power with women in some societies and communities. It’s a huge problem in many countries; in others not so much.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it hasn’t.

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

I haven’t.

How would you define masculinity?

I think it’s a fairly neutral adjectival noun for male characteristics.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Not sure it’s that common though.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Misandry isn’t the problem, it’s macho stereotypes that cause 3/4 of suicides and 9/10 of the prison population to be male.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 759

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

males in power

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it hasn’t

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

i haven’t

How would you define masculinity?

traditionally male qualities

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 739

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

A collection of men who instill Jim Crow like laws on women. Might have existed 50 years ago, debatable.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t, its strengthened me, giving me a male role model to look up to.

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

I haven’t, a patriarchy by nature is beneficial to society, its how we developed for centuries. Especially in non-western countries.

How would you define masculinity?

Courage, honour, Loyalty, mastery over your chosen field of expertise.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Feminism=misandry

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

There is no male affirmative action or scholarships.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 740

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A worldwide employed system throughout every society for the past thousands of years that would keep men in roles of providing and protecting and women in mothering and caring roles for the ensured survival of the society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I can’t say it has. It has helped civilizations survive for thousands of years and is ingrained into our very bodies, both men and women.

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

I haven’t.

How would you define masculinity?

Anything a man does could likely be defined as masculine.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 737

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Patriarchy is the conspiracy theory that the world is run by a bunch of rich, old white men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It’s a conspiracy theory, and therefore does not exist, but the idea of it has hurt me as a young white male because enough people believe that they say I should be discriminated against for the simple crime of being born white and male.

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

It only exists in the minds of crazy people, but they’ve probably been hurt by the fact I exist.

How would you define masculinity?

Masculinity is the constant need to improve oneself, and share said improvement with the world, to help the world improve. It is the need for discovery, innovation, and finding new ways to do old tasks. Without masculinity, we would still be living like beasts, by the rules of nature, the strong survive, the weak are killed. Masculinity is the willingness to sacrifice the self for the good of the community, the very disposability of males (in wars, working the dangerous jobs, ect..) throughout the ages provides stark evidence that the ‘patriarchy’ if such a thing does exist, does not exist for the benefit of men, but rather women. And that is masculinity in a nutshell. Providing for ones family and community, and helping others for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist