Respondent 429

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A system of oppression based on sex, which places men above women in a gender hierarchy

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I think it has only benefited me

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

In general the way I benefit from patriarchy in turn hurts women. I have advantages socially at the expense of women. Specifically I’ve been in male groups that intimidated female passers-by on the street.

How would you define masculinity?

It is an expression of maleness. I think it can manifest itself in any way but in our culture it is limited to a narrow range of behaviours.

Does misandry exist?


It exists as a concept but it isn’t socially meaningful

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

None of the above

I support feminism but I don’t think men can be feminists