Respondent 25

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Patriarchy is a system that defines gender roles within a tight and restrictive framework.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

As a victim of violent and sexual assault patriarchy says I can’t be a victim. It also makes it hard to identify that other men are the problem.

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

Not knowingly, but as we grown up in a patriarchal society there must be ways I have hurt or offended people without thinking.

How would you define masculinity?

It is the thing that makes me hate my reflection. I feel detached from my gender and my vulnerability singles me out for violence and ridicule by other men.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

A feminist