Respondent 122

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Patriarchy (From the Greek “?????”, meaning father and “???????”, meaning leadership) is a social system in which: males hold primary power; males predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property; and, in the domain of the family, fathers or father-figures hold authority over women and children. Many patriarchal societies are also patrilineal, meaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage. The female equivalent is matriarchy. Historically, patriarchy has manifested itself in the social, legal, political, and economic organization of a range of different cultures.[1] [1] I totally had to Google patriarchy, and the above is purely the Wikipedia summary… I’d never heard of the word before.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t

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

Possibly? but if I have not intentionally, or been aware of it.

How would you define masculinity?

Having a penis / not having a womb. Everything else is just badly placed stereotypes.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

At least I didn’t, until I read the above mentioned Wiki article! 🙂

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

By being male, you unfortunately get tarnished with the same brush as ‘other lads’ all too easily, rather than being taken for the individual you are.

What best describes you?

An equalist