Respondent 41

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

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?

No

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.