Respondent 217

Does patriarchy exist?


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?


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)