Respondent 147

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Knowledge and power for decision making in society granted to men in preference to women, and attitudes that are advantageous to men prevail in society

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Expectation of a ‘strong’ (lack of) emotional stance that denies sensitivity and weakness. Means feelings of shame about being sensitive

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

I know that when younger I have taken advantage of women due to their vulnerability. Also have used male status to talk louder than women in work situations

How would you define masculinity?

The social expression of being within the male gender.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

As a reaction, it wouldn’t exist without its ipposite

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Even liberal women have an expectation of a strong well built man, and can’t escape social pressure

What best describes you?

A feminist