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 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 981

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

It’s a dad being in charge of a family

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t really as my mum was a strong woman so kept my dad in check when he stepped out of line. Saying that, I feel that my dad’s attitude to my mum’s mental health problems and how we were to deal with it as a family was partially responsible for her mental state not improving which eventually leading to her suicide.

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

I’m a teacher so adopt the role of “big brother” in the classroom. While I try to lead by example and impart knowledge in a positive way, I do often regress back to my childhood days and treat the pupils as I would my younger sisters.

How would you define masculinity?

The feeling of 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?

Nice guy

Respondent 979

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

I don’t know what it is

How has patriarchy hurt you?

unknown

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

i am not sure if I have

How would you define masculinity?

Me

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Is he some sort of drag queen?

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

My wife’s family are ‘strong women’ and hard to deal with

What best describes you?

Nice guy

I am sometimes actually called “nice guy” so I plumped for that

Respondent 965

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

When men give each other advantages at the expense of other genders

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It’s been very good to me, as you’d expect. The only side effect is that any rebalancing of the odds feels like an injustice, or a slight to me personally. Of course it isn’t; it just FEELS like it.

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

In the workplace, I have genuinely tried to support female workers, often at my own expense. But socially… I guess as a teenager I wanted to fit in with other boys. That meant girls (and boys) were hurt. Verbally, I mean.

How would you define masculinity?

I’d like to think of it as the most positive, constructive attributes of the male gender: for me that’s about protection, teamwork, leadership. They’re not exclusively male, but that’s what masculinity feel like to me. But it’s subjective.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

I’ve now looked it up. It’s probably the feeling I refer to in (3) – but really it’s equality, or a rebalancing of the genders in society.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

I’ve been passed for work on several occasions in a liberal organisation who were conscious of not having enough women in the department. I totally understand why, but I can’t ignore the reason. If anything, I need to own it.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 962

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Overblown

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It doesn’t. Isn’t that the point?

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

Without knowing it.

How would you define masculinity?

As a burden.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Sadly, I have definitely been bullied in a female led workplace.

What best describes you?

An equalist

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 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 937

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

I would struggle to put it into words.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I don’t know. Possibly it’s held me back, but I don’t think by much.

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

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How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

You could have given a definition.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

In both ways that have disadvantaged me and advantaged me. More to my advantage. I have frequently seen both men and women react more favourably to me based on my gender. There are a lor of undiagnosed misogynists out there.

What best describes you?

A feminist