Respondent 1003

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men rule

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Men cant make all the rules

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

Yes going by stereotype notion

How would you define masculinity?

Excess muscles

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 1002

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

As a burrito with sour cream

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Okay seriously, I’m kind of effeminite and bi and “traditional” ideas about masculinity have hurt me. I grew up being told not to be such a girl, I’ve taken a fair few beatings because of it. Sometimes I’d rather wear a pretty dress than “men’s” clothes. On the other hand, sometimes I think that “effeminite” isn’t really a thing. There are lots of butch lesbians who aren’t “effeminite” but they’re still women. Patriarchy pushes us into roles we may not be comfortable in or naturally fit into.

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

Before I admited to myself that I was bi I would use words like faggot a lot, but I think I was just being defensive.

How would you define masculinity?

As a large pizza… sorry I’m on a diet in order to fit into afor mentioned dresses and I’m really hungry

Does misandry exist?

I’m going to go with yes but not as a system of oppression and it’s not as bad as misogyny which is a systemic problem

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Mostly because of opressive gender norms that I don’t fit into.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 1001

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system in which men hold the majority of public power and means to affect their environment to their advantage.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has pushed me into roles I cannot subscribe to and I find detrimental to my wellbeing (and that of other men). It has also left little room for women to affect their surroundings in a public and straightforward manner, imbuing their role with many issues and behaviors that have been harmful to me (and themselves).

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

By proxy, most likely. It’s a subtle thing sometimes.

How would you define masculinity?

I don’t. I see no value in historical behavior prescriptions based on gender when I can derive desirable traits in people from rationale and personal preference alone.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

None of the above

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 999

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

A ruling class of men

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t; it doesn’t exist

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

I hasn’t; it doesn’t exist

How would you define masculinity?

Acting and looking manly.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

I was picked on in my teens for not being manly enough and then told I had it great in my 20s because I’m a man.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 998

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men swinging their dicks around. Dominance, brutality, greed.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Dudes in politics. Dudes in power, dudes everywhere making dumb dudes decisions.

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

I’m a dude. I suck. Despite being well read on the subject and being raised by my mother and grandmother I still make dumb dude decisions. I dick swing.

How would you define masculinity?

Being caring, capable, useful, strong, vulnerable, honest, opinionated, empathetic. Able to hug someone and reassure them, then fix a broken thing, then troubleshoot a problem, then fuck something up and admit it, then have a cry at the futility of existence, then cook a meal, then make some love without the focus being on my jizzy time and being open to having my butt explored by my female lover for happy fun time.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

This is man hating right? I hate some men. So yeah, it exists.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Some bitches hate me. And my ilk. Cos’ of my dangly bits. I kind of agree with them.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

I had to look that up too. I’m so tired.

Respondent 995

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A society in which, men are the heads of families, heads of industry and heads of state and where men conspire to prevent women from attaining those positions of power.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Respondent skipped question

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

No. I’m not a bloody catholic.

How would you define masculinity?

Being born with male genitalia

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

constantly bullying at university by feminist staff, being marked down in any essay where I argued against the dogma of feminism, regardless of how well presented and referenced my work was.

What best describes you?

None of the above

Respondent 993

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father’s clan or tribe.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

An uneven distribution of power can potentially lead to a biased world view.

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

Only by allowing the perpetration of a belief system

How would you define masculinity?

Pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 992

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

I feel that “kyriarchy” is a more useful phrase for describing the same structure: the interlocking network of oppressions, social power, stereotypes, social roles, and other things designed to keep each one of us in our place.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

The “success object” role that men are pushed into has never been a good fit on me, and that’s caused a lot of pain over the years.

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

When I was a kid, I invited all the boys in my class to my birthday party, except the two boys rumored to be gay. I still cringe with shame every time I think of it.

How would you define masculinity?

The performance of a role traditionally gendered male.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

I reject the “women hold no power societally so misandry is impossible” formulation, as it’s usually just a dodge to avoid engaging with actual harm being caused.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

I’ve gotten lots of advantages from being a cis man, including at least one significant job offer that I know for a fact I only got because of my gender. At the same time, I’ve been downstream of some nasty stereotypes about men, and been considered an easy target for certain kinds of attacks, also because of my gender. Turns out life is complicated.

What best describes you?

A feminist

I’ve written extensively about men’s issues from a feminist standpoint.

Respondent 991

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A patriarchy is a society where all laws are dictated entirely by men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

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

Why are you assuming I have?

How would you define masculinity?

By typing google.com/search?q=define:masculinity in the address bar of my internet browser.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

None of the above

My art