Respondent 1000

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A dominant social system that privileges straight cus white men over all other people.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Social pressure to confirm to what society considers normal for men.

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

Learned and often unthinking prejudice against and stereotyped expectations of others.

How would you define masculinity?

Anything society deems inherent to men but not to women or other groups.

Does misandry exist?

No

In concept being anti-male exists but prejudice without power is almost meaningless.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 996

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Old fashioned customs

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I’m not aware of it hurting me.

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

Don’t think so.

How would you define masculinity?

Standing up for people and doing the right thing.

Does misandry exist?

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Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 986

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The father being the decision maker in the family, rather than the mother.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Maybe there has been a decision that my father has made when my mother has more knowledge, making the situation unfair.

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

I’m not sure I have, I’d need examples.

How would you define masculinity?

Where a man is overtly strong and decisive.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Sometimes women will claim that you don’t understand something because you’re a man. Also, as the man, you shoulder more blame in relationships as you’re deemed less sensitive and in tune with feelings, regardless of personality, because you’re a man.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 984

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A society in which men hold most power, socially, culturally, politically, etc.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I have, since birth, been influenced by the norms of the patriarchy without me even realising it. Influence without consent or even awareness is usually called indoctrination.

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

By in turn reinforcing the norms I was indoctrinated with.

How would you define masculinity?

I wouldn’t. People develop their own identities which may or may not be identified with their gender an.d/or sex

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

But 99.999999% of what is called misandry isn’t.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Not completely sure if a man should call himself a feminist, as his number one roll is probably to get out of the way.

Respondent 973

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

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Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 967

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Enforcement of punitive hierarchies of power by an established oppressive “elite”.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Enforcement of gender boundaries, being told that a behaviour is “girly” as if that were an insult. Being in a culture that hates women do much that being gay (and therefore not, somehow, male enough??) I shouldn’t exist. Years of depression and suicide attempts could have been avoided if maybe we were more OK as a society with women.

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

I daresay I have. I went to an all his grammar school, so had opportunities debuted to others. As a task white man, my vice is listened to add authoritative when I deserve no such position. This must harm others and myself every time I accept and act upon that privilege.

How would you define masculinity?

An unhelpful code of behaviour that seems at best archaic, but at worst, dangerous, destructive and utterly pointless.

Does misandry exist?

No

very rarely, if ever. mostly I see that used whenever someone thinks a woman or women should have even close to a fair deal. I daresay there’s some very rare senses where it might apply (support for male victims of rape, maybe?) but in general it seems to just be a term used to dismiss the voices of women.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

I’d hope to be described as feminist, but I can’t be the one to do that as it’s another way to take agency from women.

Respondent 963

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

I would define patriarchy as the male power dynamic, including dominance between males and dominance over women. (Similarly, matriarchy would be the female power dynamic, over each other and men.)

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Mainly the annoyance of being told to conform to male roles.

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

I don’t believe so.

How would you define masculinity?

It’s a big set of traditions associated with being male,

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 961

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men controlling 90% of corporations, finance, religion and politics.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

makes women think all men are selfish, evil pricks. I get tarred by association.

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

I haven’t to my knowledge.

How would you define masculinity?

A gentleman who enjoys life without causing upset to others.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

If I have (and I probably have) I’ve been unaware of it (which is the main problem).

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

I feel a bit weird calling myself a feminist but certainly in their corner.

Respondent 956

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male supremacist society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Made me nervous.

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

Unashamed selfishness.

How would you define masculinity?

Feeling no social pressure to shave legs.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

But statistically as dangerous as narwhal gorings.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 951

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The systematic oppression of women in all walks of society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t, really. I guess since becoming Moreno aware of patriarchy I’ve become much less tolerant of misogynistic attitudes and comments which has resulted in the breakdown of many of my friendships (with men, obviously).

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

Too many to list. Neglected women I know and have had relationships with due to my ignorance and lack of understanding.

How would you define masculinity?

A charade, propping up the idea that men should behave a certain way to everyone’s detriment.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

I would like to consider myself a feminist but also aware that just by being a man this may prevent me from being one, in the eyes of some.