Respondent 454

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The preference, and perceived preference, of men over women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

A female friend of mine told my 3 year old daughter that ‘Spiderman is for boys’ and my daughter believed her. That an interest and potential role model could be taken from my daughter in such a callous way hurt me, though not as much as it may my daughter. Thankfully, it has given us both a greater appreciation of Spidergirl.

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

I have not, to my knowledge.

How would you define masculinity?

The taking of power, for right or for wrong.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

If it was to my advantage it was unknowingly.

What best describes you?

A feminist