Respondent 171

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The idea that men: 1. Are somehow superior to women 2. Can do certain things that women cannot/should not. 3. Cannot/should not do certain things because it’s the woman’s job.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Not being able to express what I feel emotionally because if I did that I would be ‘acting like a girl’.

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

By saying hurtful things. By behaving in ways that expressed the systemic bias against women that was so deeply ingrained. It was a tough task to get rid of it and become a better person.

How would you define masculinity?

Of being related to being a man. I feel masculinity should be define only by the physiological aspects of being a man. And it should be the individual’s choice if they want to identify themselves as a man.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist