Respondent 148

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Systematic inequality and oppression of women by denying them rights and resources, actively or passively.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Creating gender imbalance in roles in our society. Resulting in expectations like “men don’t cry”. “Men are supposed to be the provider” and women abusing the notion, by blaming it’s because of patriarchy so you deserve shit because you’re a man 🙂

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

Looking down upon women as inferiors is something that doesn’t go away easily. Some women have accused me that I passively/subconsciously do that. So it makes me feel unfair and me hurting them. Without even me intending to do so. So it’s hard wired that would take a lot of effort to weed out.

How would you define masculinity?

being aware of your strengths and flaws and being open about them.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

A feminist