Respondent 411

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Where power or influence defaults to men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has dumped me in a system where the stereotype of masculinity is an ideal and if I wanted the easiest path I need to conform to that. Most importantly it’s probably made my work-life more male-dominated than it should be.

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

I don’t know. Never consciously and I’m concerned at how I have unconsciously.

How would you define masculinity?

I wouldn’t. Gender is not a binary state and I suspect masculinity and femininity overlap. I’m possibly not eloquent enough to explain what I mean here.

Does misandry exist?


But not in a great amount.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist