Respondent 10

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Men predominant in institutions, government, business etc.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I thought this was an odd question, to start with. Now I think about it, wouldn’t know where to begin. I can’t begin. Sorry.

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

As a middle class white man, I have benefited from patriarchy (at least) occupationally; and this must be shutting down opportunities for others.

How would you define masculinity?

I’d try not to, these days. Even “having a willy” seems unfair on men who have lost theirs somehow. (Industrial accidents? Violence?)

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist