Respondent 250

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A system of dominance in which “man” is the normative, the standard bearer against which the “Other” is measured. This privilege is so well established that many men do not recognise it as such. Such is the unseen dominance of the normative

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By automatically conferring upon me, a privilege I do not wish to “own” It of course also divides society, it denies women a voice and subsumes us all under its yolk….but only more force for women. I cannot claim to be overtly hurt by it but certainly by association

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

I suspect so but rather hope not….but as a heterosexual man I know that women adjust themselves for the male gaze – a gaze I am guilty of reproducing

How would you define masculinity?

A social construct that attempts to locate “men” within a sort of normative unreachable paradigm

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist