Respondent 360

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A ubiquitous societal bias towards male privilege and female subjugation.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Effectively: very little. Philosophically: considerably.

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

I tend to err on the side of cynical humor and do not shy away from delving into subjects related to skewed male/female power dynamics that can be insensitive to people suffering as a direct result of patriarchy.

How would you define masculinity?

A reliance on physical power/presence and seeking to attain and maintain status by ways of dominance over others as well as potential deficits in “theory of mind” prowess and as a result collaborative capacity.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Of course I had to look up its definition. Now my answer is yes. I reckon there is hatred of just about anything under the sun, “mankind” included.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


If I hadn’t, I’d not be so certain about patriarchy existing. So chalk one up for prejudice leading to advantage and privilege. But since I believe patriarchy hurts everybody, I couldn’t say “Only in a way that has advantaged me”.

What best describes you?

A feminist