Respondent 386

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The automatic assumption that men are in charge/know best in almost any sphere/walk of life.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It’s only hurt me in a sense that it’s difficult to see women, especially those I care about, oppressed or held back by it.

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

I’m sure the privileges that come with being white & in my early 30s have adversely affected others.

How would you define masculinity?

As a social construct, mostly. There are definable differences between men & women which are broadly applicable & shape an individual’s outlook, but generally speaking people are people. Stereotypically masculine or feminine traits are fluid & they change over time. There is no bar against which masculinity is measured; it’s completely subjective.

Does misandry exist?


Yes, but not comparable to misogyny in either prevalence or damage caused.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


I have been belittled by misandristic women, but it’s pretty rare.

What best describes you?

An egalitarian