Respondent 41

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A social system that values men/masculinity over women/femininity by praising the former and devaluing the latter.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Primarily through the expectations of masculinity.

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

For a long while, I felt entitled to women’s time. I also looked down on women who enjoyed sex with multiple partners.

How would you define masculinity?

Gendered social performance based around aggression, violence, and anger.

Does misandry exist?


Misandry as a system cannot exist because it requires power to exert.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

I use ‘ally’ cautiously, as allies have to be chosen. I am more comfortable saying ‘supporter’ of feminism.