Respondent 445

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The systematic putting down of every woman, of every colour, and gender (including trans). The belief that somehow men are better, and more deserving, and women are supposedly supposed to be subservient.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By definition, it can’t. I benefit from it. Even now, typing this on my own in my room, I benefit from it. I don’t want to. It hurts me only through hurting women that I care about.

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

I really hope I haven’t. I know I was certainly a massive prick as a teenager. I can be pushy, and reactive, and very blunt (to everyone) and SO many times I will immediately want to retract things I have literally just said. Patriarchy means I’m generally let off

How would you define masculinity?

I define it as …something I’ve never been sure I am. To me, it’s sport (more accurately a liking for sport, whether you play or not) and, thinking a stag night needs strippers and humiliation. I’m not a fan.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

I certainly have a dislike for certain types of men, so I guess I am a misandrist that way. As orgainised oppression, the equal of patriarchy, no it doesn’t

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Possibly. Nothing that I can specifically point to, though that may mean I was just unaware of it.

What best describes you?

A feminist

I hope.