Respondent 442

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A model of power and social relations which works on subordination of those with stereotypically feminine traits: eg lack of aggression, desire for compromise, refusal of linear thinking.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It made my boyhood traumatic because I refused to engage in competitive confrontation and therefore suffered abuse and bullying.

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

I have failed on a number of occasions to understand the validity of other people’s feelings, which were valid regardless of my own limited beliefs about whether or not they were rational.

How would you define masculinity?

I find this question impossible to answer.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism