Respondent 458

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Dominance of men, male voices and male thoughts in every area of life, including business, the arts, science, government, the media etc. Women are suppressed through different kinds of sexism, from the institutional to the everyday.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Firstly, it hurts the women I love, which upsets me. Also, macho culture and aggression makes me uncomfortable.

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

Probably by not understanding.

How would you define masculinity?

Without using a dictionary? It means the characteristics that we associated with being male. What those characteristics are is a matter for a debate I’d rather not get involved in.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Yeah, why not?

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

everyone experiences prejudice all the time. humans have a natural tendency to make judgements based on scraps of information, such as my sex. I wouldn’t say that it has only ever advantaged me. I don’t know!

What best describes you?

A feminist