Respondent 435

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system where the leaders are all masculine-coded. I wouldn’t consider sexist systems of oppression essential to a patriarchy, but I wouldn’t see a culture remaining with a dominant gender without sexism.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Viewing woman as inferior causes homophobia(? Or somehow the Greeks did not have it this way) and homophobia has caused me to lose friends and be uncomfortable about being homosexual and be secretive to my family and hurt our relationship.

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

No because I don’t think I hurt people very often and when I do I’d hurt them the same if they were the opposite gender or something. Oh I have insulted people for acting gay when I was younger but I don’t know if it hurt them.

How would you define masculinity?

Being strong so you can hunt and protect, getting what you want, being emotionally stoic.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

It’s so easy to concieve of. You can’t be abolute and at best you can only say it’s likely it doesn’t exist. I don’t think misandry is a pressing issue in a massively patriarchal culture but there may be subsets like households and classrooms where it does exist.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Maybe not prejudice against men but prejudice against women for not being masculine or prejudice against homosexuals. But I can’t rule out that people have judged me for being a man.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism