Respondent 217

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A societal system that places men as above women, and in a broader sense, men as well under a hierarchy of masculinity

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Feeling sad for being queer, not having a strong body shape, feeling unwanted and unloveable for both of those

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

Thinking that insults, in your face attitude, aggressiveness, not taking no for an answer, were good traits

How would you define masculinity?

A societal constrict of what defines the essence of a man – traits valuing money making, strength, promiscuity and constantly ready sex life, willing to fight, hatred of softness, etc.

Does misandry exist?

No

Assuming we’re talking systemically

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist

I think Feminist Ally and Feminist work both here, since I personally consider it kind of a pedantic, but for those who would prefer to use Feminist Ally I’d say I qualify as that – arguing closer to Womanist (Ally)