Respondent 497

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men, their pathetic dick waving contests, their fear of the real humans (women) and the fear of being found out for the useless little shits they really are.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I’m hurt by patriarchy because I’m a woman, and by that I mean female human XX chromosomes…whaddya mean this survey is for men ? Blokes barge into our spaces all the time. Suck it up dude.

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

Never, see above, actual female person

How would you define masculinity?

Men, their pathetic dick waving contests, their fear of the real humans (women) and the fear of being found out for the useless little shits they really are.

Does misandry exist?

No

really, women pointing out reality is not “hate”

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

because I’m female, eh ?

What best describes you?

None of the above

realist

Respondent 475

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Patriarchy is closely allied with capitalism since both demand that resources be extracted without regard to the systematic oppression faced by those hurt or killed in the process.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Patriarchy made me think I was a man trapped in a female body so I lived my life as a transman until quite recently.

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

As a transman I felt I was superior to women so of course that attitude hurt them in all my interactions with them. I dismissed most of their feminist concerns as not being relevant to me instead of regarding all females (which I was born as) as being part of a class.

How would you define masculinity?

Toxic.

Does misandry exist?

No

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

I was not allowed by our culture to be born female and have ‘male’ tendencies. Our highly gendered culture forced me to choose to live as a man rather than accept myself as a female. Clinging to gender dysphoria for most of my life has been toxic.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 272

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men running the country: vastly outnumbering women in parliament, as CEs and on boards

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Patriarchy doesn’t hurt people, people do.

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

not aware I have

How would you define masculinity?

being male

Does misandry exist?

I think it does – if men don’t conform to social expectations. Eg: men taking time off to look after kids often get a hard time

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

A feminist

NB I am a woman

Respondent 155

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

“a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it” (Dictionary definition which I agree with)

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By creating default assumptions about what I am and am not capable of, and what I should and should not do, as a ‘lady’.

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

By making assumptions about what other people are capable of, and should/should not do.

How would you define masculinity?

Qualities typically associated with men.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

But it is not a problem in the same way as the patriarchy because of the male/female societal imbalance which exists (it’s still a problem, just not as serious)

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

As a woman I feel I have been fortunate to not experience as overt discrimination/predjudice as many other women do. I think this is pure luck and chance rather than any specific qualities I possess as a woman.

What best describes you?

A feminist