Respondent 262

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Essentially, the combined effects of power, privileges and preference given to men solely due to their gender.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Born into a gender war, fed ignorant lies about women and girls. Gender roles and expectations narrow and deviations punishable with threat of or actual violence.

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

Made ignorant assumptions about needs and abilities. Tendency to react to feminist complaint as if I were being victimised, so able to dismiss problem. Suspicious of some strategies to gain equality in this competitive world. Tolerated sexism to avoid male suspicion.

How would you define masculinity?

I don’t have one to hand. Mostly a list of negatives. Sexually motivated posturing, status chasing and a readiness to commit violence. Christ.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An egalitarian