Respondent 43

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system by which a narrow definition of masculinity is praised over all other systems and is used as the measure of how power is stored and given.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It helped shape me into an emotional abuser, until I met fantastic people who helped educate me.

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

I treated women like prizes to be obtained, and I thought less of men who didn’t act in traditionally masculine ways.

How would you define masculinity?

Now, I wouldn’t. Masculinity is defined by each of us on our own. If you feel masculine, you’re masculine.

Does misandry exist?

No

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