Respondent 392

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The form of society in which men are unfairly advantaged compared to women, based on the fact that men have power and so it self perpetuates. Conditioned expectations of the above in both men and women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Patriarchy gives me expectations of what I should have, including power over women and potentially what I am ‘owed’, leading me to make bad decisions that hurt others and thus hurt myself through guilt and ostracism.

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

By expecting women to ‘owe’ me something, or not realising that the way I may have treated a woman as wrong, the patriarchy has led me to socially or mentally harm women through my behaviour.

How would you define masculinity?

Strength, both physical and mental. Leadership. Confidence. Can be used to describe a person of either gender.

Does misandry exist?


It’s possible for women to prejudice against men in an unfair way

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


Nothing specific comes to mind

What best describes you?

A feminist