Respondent 399

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The combination of subconscious biases and systems of society that combine to give a leg up to people fitting some perceived ideal of humanity.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I have dated other men, but can’t bring myself to publicly show affection for them, a large part due to some imagined fear that this would make me less of a man

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

My life’s littered with these times, so many times you make a “gut” decision, then later realise gut instinct is a euphemism for letting bias overrule actual thinking about a decision.

How would you define masculinity?

A combination of stoicism, stubbornness and self confidence

Does misandry exist?


Misandry doesn’t exist, but misogyny can hurt men (see: any man who wants to do something traditionally associated with women)

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist