Respondent 925

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

I wouldn’t

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it hasn’t

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

I haven’t

How would you define masculinity?

having a penis

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

None of the above

A human being

Respondent 918

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

As in a family the man making the decisions, a somewhat submission of the wife in this aspect, rather than a sharing in final decisions

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Well sometimes I feel, felt I wanted not the burden so much of this, also in a church an abusive pastor made this more of a standard than generally acceptable to a modern family, as well as ruining the harmony in individuals thru impatient demands to grow

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

By not considering and listening fully to those looking up to me, rash decisions

How would you define masculinity?

Definitely not macho. There is a great video on YouTube called man up! I agree mostly, there is a softening of ego that should come with age, a safe place for a woman or a child in your life to be free, herself, non possessive, more understanding the old macho man is on the decline ( in me anyway for sure). Twitter has somewhat opened my eyes with a glimpse into the sub/ Dom culture, which I try to understand but it is difficult for me as I believe there is an equality lost there and I wonder what is the root of that. Sorry, off topic, but is it the man’s need to dominate or the woman who wants submission? I find it a little interesting though not my thing

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Rarely extreme feminism has an element

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

None of the above

All relationships are an island, their own world, in this way I say none of the above, but mostly an egalitarian

Respondent 914

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male dominated inequality.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t at all. I’m as priveliged as could be. And I’m massively aware of that.

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

Doubtlessly I will have without even knowing it, such is the normalisation of the patriarchy.

How would you define masculinity?

Wow, that’s a whole essay.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Of course it does, but more often than not it’s a reaction to bad treatment from men/the patriarchy

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 913

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

System in which, be it within a society or an institution, social, political or otherwise, principally men are in positions of power and benefiting from privileges given by those positions of power. And where women, even when in similar positions, do not reap the same benefits and are otherwise generally excluded by design, tradition, or by subconscious social norms from attaining positions which would upset the male dominated system of power. This system also filters down to more everyday notions of society and how men and women regard each other, with the former subconsciously or otherwise encouraged to believe that the latter is lesser.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it has robbed me of many potentially life changing contributions from women in many industries and sectors that have been sidelined in favour of their male counterparts for no justifiable or quantifiable reason. It also sets a bad example for equality and integration in other areas, all based on illogical outdated and unfair ideas of “tradition”

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

The effect of living as a man under the patriarchy makes it almost impossible to answer that question. Because the patriarchy places me in a position where I am both unaware of its invisible workings in my favour, as well as painfully aware of how few women are present in so many walks of life that are not stigmatised as being “female centric”, as well as being oblivious to my direct participation in it as an average man not in any physical position of power. I suppose being a black man living in a White European society might mitigate the strength of the effect I have towards the exclusion of women somewhat

How would you define masculinity?

John Wayne? But on a more serious note, the idea of masculinity and femininity are falsehoods (also empowered by the patriarchy) that put people in neatly labeled boxes which encourages exclusion. The same characteristics that define a man (other than the obvious) could well describe any woman, and vice versa.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

It exists the same way prejudice of all forms exists

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 900

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A situation whereby, thanks to many years of sexism being a central part of human society, it is far easier for (predominantly straight and white) men to assume positions of power and often work for the benefit others in a similar privileged position. Because this has always been the way, it becomes accepted by society as the norm, thus perpetuating the problem.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

My dad has fairly traditional views when it comes to the way a household works: i.e. he goes out and brings in the money and my mum does all the work in the house. This has often led to my mum being under huge amounts of stress and my dad getting annoyed with her for not doing things or struggling to do things while he himself does very little. This has had two main negative effects on me. It has made my relationship with my dad at times very strained and has, in the past, made me feel quite ineffectual and useless, as I have never found a way to effectively reduce this behaviour or make him see the impacts of it. I believe this to be one of the contributing factors to a bout of depression that I suffered in my late teens.

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

If I have, and I’m fairly sure i must have during some of my more unthinking times, nobody has called me out on it so I am unable to recall. I did once, when I must have been in my early teens, refer to the title of Ms (as opposed to Miss or Mrs) as “used by women who aren’t married but don’t want people to know that they aren’t”, which wasn’t exactly my finest hour…

How would you define masculinity?

A constructed ideal of what it is felt that a man should be based on what is considered to be ‘normal’ at a particular time. It is most often used, it feels like, to denigrate and separate those who do not conform.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Obviously it exists in small numbers of people, but it isn’t in any way the huge societal problem that misogyny is.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

Not directly that I can think of, but many of my female friends and relatives have pretty appalling stories.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 896

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

An ingrained societal perspective that me deserve privilege to a greater extent than women?

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It’s done great things for me by and large

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

Use of derogatory language, occasional lack of empathy for those without privilege

How would you define masculinity?

Not a single concept any more (at least it shouldn’t be).

Does misandry exist?

Yes

But it is miniscule compared to rife,blatant and endemic misogyny

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 885

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male dominance in the world.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

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

I haven’t, having never been in a position to do so.

How would you define masculinity?

(Shifting, evolving and contested) values concerning what it is to be a man.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Every form of stereotyping, hatred etc exists, for at least a few individuals. This is, however, an extremely minor issue, if one at all, and not something that needs addressing.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

I have not been in many situations where I am competing against others for a job etc, in which case gender stereotyping could aid me.

What best describes you?

Nice guy

As far as I am aware there are numerous strands of feminism and its definition/what it entails is contested, different for different people. I would rather not identify with any ideology without fully researching it.

Respondent 878

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

society’s expectation and enforcement of gender roles

How has patriarchy hurt you?

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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?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 873

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Structurally endemic framework of male collusion to maintain privilege

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t

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

Consciously I haven’t, unconsciously… don’t know

How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 872

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The gamed system that we live in today. No way would a merit based society be this good at delivering old white dudes as the top dogs in pretty much every aspect of human endeavour.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Expectation. Being male there is a maleness that I never quite fitted into. I’m straight, white, male and into sports and heavy metal but I’m not the guy to be screaming SLAYER or doing anything that would belong on the LAD Bible so late teens and twenties took some real negotiation before I was at a point where I could just say ‘fuck it, I am who I am, whatever’. I probably missed some real opportunities to pursue things I’d be interested in or to stand out as myself because of it.

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

Not intentionally I hope. My work as always been in female dominated work places and I don’t think I was ever stepping over anyone or trying to do anyone down in a man knows best way there – or in life.

How would you define masculinity?

Competitiveness belongs there. A certain loneliness too. Expectations to live up to. Some people embrace and power through, others capitulate and develop there own thing but its always going to be in relation or opposition, defined beside, that competitive maleness that saturates everything. Even if it slips into being the most non-mainstream/non-conformist, its still playing the game.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Every prejudice is bound to exist to some degree somewhere, otherwise why would we be able to name it?

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

If only because I’m never truly going to know what its like to be a woman so I can’t stake a claim to the identity politics which exists to strengthen their position. I don’t want to claim it for myself even if there are next to no statements involved I could disagree with.