Respondent 240

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

a societal system favouring males

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Limiting options in work and social situations. Can lead to presumptions of intention

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

I’ve been made aware of unintentionally intimidating women (and smaller men) because of my physical size. I was raised by a single mother who didn’t really conform with gender norms so I’d like to think that my actions in life don’t hurt others, but most probably do in some ways, unintentionally. This is something I’m aware of and try to keep in mind.

How would you define masculinity?

Strength, Protection, Restraint

Does misandry exist?

Yes

But is fairly rare and often a seemingly reasonable reaction to circumstance

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

A feminist