Respondent 997

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men do/receive all the good stuff, women not so much.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

My dad never hit me. My mother was quite differently arranged, however. Under the more typical definition, though, it hasn’t.

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

I’m not sure I have, knowingly, but I probably have, although I can’t recall a specific example.

How would you define masculinity?

I can probably lift things better than most, but not all, women.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Hatred of everything exists. People are varied and weird.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

I find it odd that I can’t think of any examples of this. I’m sure I must have experienced a situation at some point, albeit one that did not directly affect me.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 970

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

You should have an “elaborate” section for question 1. I’m not sure, it obviously refers to the fact that men have certain privileges over women but the world itself implies that there is a group of individuals dedicated to upholding said privileges, (The Patriarchs?) which doesn’t seem to be the case. While obviously some people would prefer to hold onto their privileges, the majority of people seem to just go with the flow. Not passing any moral judgement on that, but it is the truth.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Not in any noticeable way. I had to go outside in P.E. lessons and play football in winter when the girls got to stay inside and play netball? Does that count?

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

I can’t think of a way that I have. That doesn’t mean I haven’t in some way, but I’m currently unaware of it.

How would you define masculinity?

Physical Strength/Unemotional(other than anger)/Unintelligent. Maleness is not an inherently masculine trait, masculinity only becomes an issue (toxic masculinity being the in term) when people a forced into it and it defines them, i.e. people doing stupid/hurtful/dangerous things in an effort to impress some other with how masculine they are.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

In the sense that you can hate men, it’s not a societal issue on the scale of mysogyny.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

Torn between ally and egalataruan/equalist. Some feminists say men can’t be feminists or even allies, but I agree with the principles of feminism and would have not issues calling myself a feminist.

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 953

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Would you like it mansplained to you?

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Would you like it mansplained to you?

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

Would you like it mansplained to you?

How would you define masculinity?

Would you like it mansplained to you?

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Would you like it mansplained to you?

What best describes you?

Nice guy

Respondent 948

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

A system where only a very few high born men are able to advance in life.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Subtly through the British class system.

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

Only inadvertently

How would you define masculinity?

Being both strong and able to stand your ground physically and mentally.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

There are extremist views of all angles, its part of being Human.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

None of the above

An Individual who treats all others as individuals and equally.

Respondent 947

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men having more power in society generally and delineating gender roles.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I feel like the stigma around men admitting to having metal health issues because it makes them seem weak has hurt me.

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

I have expected women to be sexually available to be in return for me doing certain things for them

How would you define masculinity?

I don’t know. Being like a character from Sons of Anarchy/

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Yes, people can be dismissive of men who feel sexually objectified as many feel like it’s just “their turn””

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

Nice guy

But I’m aware of the negative connotations associated with that word. You seem to be bringing a lot of assumptions to this survey. If I said feminist would have you considered me a TERF, a trans positive feminist, a sex positive feminist, a third wave feminist, second wave, or first wave? What does that word mean?

Respondent 932

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male-dominated society (in short)

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Patriarchy is self-perpetuating, so though it most obviously hurts women, it hurts men as well giving us unhealthy views on gender roles, sexuality, God, etc.

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

When I was younger, I used to tell chauvinistic jokes–all in fun, of course. Not realizing the pain and/or frustration I probably caused others.

How would you define masculinity?

Being male.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Probably in ways that has advantaged me, perhaps without even realizing it. Perhaps in ways that disadvantaged me too though–based on sexuality or attraction?

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Christian egalitarian/feminist

Respondent 931

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Most things are run by ingroup alpha males and everyone else is supposed to struggle for a place in the pecking order, fit in, and accept the situation without challenge. This causes mild to monstrous harm for everyone who isn’t an ingroup alpha male, and probably to the IAMs as well.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Male but definitely not alpha and not entirely ingroup; so I’m expected to conform and my views aren’t usually taken into account. On the plus side, I mostly get left alone. (You don’t ask, but the not-asking has a very loud echo: yes, I am aware that this puts me in a comparatively very privileged situation.)

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

Not very much and not often, I hope. A fuller answer to your question demands a more complete understanding of my life history and my role in it than I can currently offer.

How would you define masculinity?

Masculinity is any social construct built loosely on the agreed or supposed connotations of biological maleness. Oddly in my experience this tends to favour individuals who are broadly compliant even if personally disaffected, unengaged with any political process, and willing cannon fodder for the phallic displays du jour of the ingroup alpha males.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Thanks for the tiny box for this. Misandry is “dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex)”. So of course it exists here and there. Anyone who says it doesn’t may be expressing something that isn’t exactly a factual statement. Misandry isn’t a widespread, systematic, endemic, life-threatening problem comparable to misogyny, though, and I’ve rarely had occasion to worry about it.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What can a fish really tell you about the water in which they swim?

What best describes you?

None of the above

There are difficulties with every one of those descriptions, not least because they have all been used as a Trojan horse. Like Zaphod (not a role model) I am just this guy, you know?

Respondent 930

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A deeply entrenched system that favours an (enforced) mascline ideal over all other genders.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Self esteem issues due to percieved inability to live up to “normal” masculine norms of body type, interests, etc

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

God, probably. Can’t think of any specific times, but I did once spend an hour arguing that the patriarchy didn’t exist. I was old enough to know better. What a fucking idiot.

How would you define masculinity?

I’m not sure I can or should.

Does misandry exist?

No

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

I’ve no doubt benefited from it but I can’t think of a specific example, which is probably the problem

What best describes you?

None of the above

I’m wary of claiming labels like feminist or ally but only because I feel like it’s easy to say but hard to live up to.

Respondent 908

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male do inance

How has patriarchy hurt you?

not aware thatvit has

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

hope bot

How would you define masculinity?

wary of attempting to recognise unversak characteristcs

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 equalist