Respondent 324

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Either as the privileges that come from being perceived as a man or as the discrimination that comes from being perceived as not a man. This includes direct actions, subconscious thoughts, historically preserved inequalities and societal and cultural structures.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t, I’m a man.

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

Indirectly I have supported patriarchy by not giving up my privileges in certain situations or by not speaking up enough.

How would you define masculinity?

Being biologically male. I’m not very interested in the social construction of masculinity so I don’t really have an opinion on/definition of that.

Does misandry exist?


I’m aware of the argument that the masters can’t be victims of oppression, however, in my opinion there is room for local and temporary cases of oppression against men underneath the general patriarchy, e.g. a man working for a non-man could hypothetically be discriminated against for being a man.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist