Respondent 342

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Power structures and dynamics favouring male entrenched power, particularly along class and gender-norm lines.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Enforced gender norms that separate me from my humanity, and from being humane to other people.

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

By not taking them seriously, and being able to easily signal to others that they shouldn’t be taken seriously, with unspoken and understood references and signifiers.

How would you define masculinity?

Strength, tenderness, action, forthrightness, and restraint. And honour, pride and violence.

Does misandry exist?


Not to any degree worth mentioning.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


Mostly in ways that have advantaged me, and the ways that have been harmful have mostly been about male gender norm enforcing.

What best describes you?

A feminist