Respondent 158

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The positional privilege that men are awarded purely because of their gender.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has caused division in religious communities I’ve been a part of.

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

I’ve probably been oblivious to the ways that I was given a voice in the place of women purely because of my gender.

How would you define masculinity?

It’s probably not thoughtful but I think of masculinity as the strength of self-control, putting others first, and learning to be vulnerable when appropriate.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Misandry is often deserved. Perhaps it isn’t rooted in hatred as often as lack of trust or fear.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An egalitarian