Respondent 239

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Men biasing / preferring to support / select / collaborate with other men, and hence to ignore / overlook / avoid / belittle / patronise women comparatively.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

As a straight guy I don’t know that it has, directly. It’s obviously hurt me as part of wider society collectively, but as for me personally, I suspect it hasn’t.

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

I /think/ I haven’t hurt people due patriarchy, unless you count mansplaining and then being told off for it. I’ve tried to always treat male and female colleagues and friends equally, and I can’t point to any failures to do so. But my own perspective may not be accurate. Okay, not quite true, sometimes when lifting/moving steel deck and similar I’ve offered to help women out where I might not have offered to help a man.

How would you define masculinity?

Overt physical strength, stupidity, premium aftershave products.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


I’m assuming the question is asking about prejudice *directed at me*, not that I’ve simply borne witness too.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism