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 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 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 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

Respondent 990

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A culture of disrespect and violence towards women. I would distinguish it from individual sexist or misogynist perspectives in that it’s about people holding power and putting others at a disadvantage rather than hate or anger. So, the way I understand it, someone might be non-misogynist but still benefit from the advantages of privilege and inequality; or have negative views about women but less access to structural advantage.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

creating expectations about my behaviour that don’t really chime with my self-image. It’s hard to say how much of this is patriarchy and how much is other aspects of how society is ordered: eg capitalism or stories presented by the media

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

I suppose passively, by being born into privilege; I’m sure I’ve had sexist views in the past which have changed over time

How would you define masculinity?

there are mainstream models of masculinity revolving around power, imperviousness, and lack of emotional reflection that I would reject; I don’t think of myself in terms of my masculinity, but if I did, the sort of things I would consider would be courage, creativity, compassion, resilience and generosity. I’m not sure how those are male traits, but there are few traits I would view as inspirational in men and not in women.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

I’m sure there are some women who, either due to negative experiences with men or otherwise, feel anger or hatred towards men. I think this is a different phenomenon from patriarchy for all sorts of reasons, not least of all scale.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

I am not aware of direct prejudice either way, but if I had benefitted positively I might not have been aware

What best describes you?

None of the above

Would rather not say

Respondent 988

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The tendency of men to dominate resources, relationships and public discourse.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

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

I don’t think I am influenced by patriarchy, in my view it is an emergent property of society. I may have hurt people by being an insensitive dick though.

How would you define masculinity?

I would try not to.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

it is logically inescapable that it exists, but whether it is on any great consequence is a different question.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

it doesn’t really matter to me, but people presumed to know what I am going to think based on the way I look and the fact that I am a conventional looking dude.

What best describes you?

An equalist

ultimately I think all people have an equal right to exist, but life is competitive, there is not an equal right to success.

Respondent 987

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A cultural dictatorship that damages all of us

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It made me blind to my male privilege for decades

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

I’ve made assumptions and decisions from a position of privilege that I hadn’t recognised as privilege.

How would you define masculinity?

True masculinity is as individual as the person defining it.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

None of the above

Human