Respondent 28

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A socio-cultural structure that benefits the rights of men over women, and in maintaining said position.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Directly? Where I live mandatory combatant military service for men exists. This in part gives men more power, but also robs freedom of choice from people. Indirectly? An extreme push to competition that makes it hard to back down, or show weakness. I say indirectly, because other social apparatuses could also lead to this, and it doesn’t directly “benefit” Patriarchy, but is one of the things that arise as emergent properties.

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

If the indirect definition above, then if we can blame some of my unkind behaviour, or in ways that reject sympathy, then that would fall here.

How would you define masculinity?

Anything people take to define “manhood”. You’re asking for my personal definition? There isn’t one.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

(Often by 20 year olds self-identified “radical feminists”, same age people start seeing “Everything is marxist[insert ideology]”. It exists just as misanthropy exists, or dog hatred exists.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist