Respondent 1

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The assumption that the male experience is the default one for all humans.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has led me to believe that, by not conforming to a variety of standards associated with masculinity, my experience is less valuable to society.

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

I have taken part in homophobic bullying, sexual violence and sexual exploitation, and I have actively tried to expose the ‘non-masculine’ actions of others to deflect attention from myself.

How would you define masculinity?

Assertion of dominance.

Does misandry exist?

Yes, but when compared to the opposite experience it’s not worth acknowledging

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist