Respondent 154

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The attitude / system that is centred around power and decision-making responsibilities on the whole resting with men and not women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has not, I have been a beneficiary of it.

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

I have not hurt anyone directly myself but I have probably been a beneficiary at the expense on a woman.

How would you define masculinity?

I don’t think there should be a strict definition. There are well-known masculine stereotypes (extrovert behaviour, physical strength, being emotionally unresponsive) which I don’t subscribe to.

Does misandry exist?


It exists, but probably a minor fraction of how pervasive misogyny is.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


People assume that my being able to cook any dish is a great achievement while it’s something expected of my (female) partner.

What best describes you?

A feminist

I’m a man. I’m also a feminist. I see no contradiction in the two.