Respondent 500

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Institutionalized practices, ideas, and beliefs that disempower women and non-binary individuals.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I participated in non-traditionally ‘masculine’ sports, so my masculinity and sexuality were constantly in question. To this day, there are people in my life who I know will never believe me when I say I’m straight, purely because I was a figure skater.

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

Through silence or inaction, most likely.

How would you define masculinity?

The need to prove oneself to others.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


Against me? Worked in childcare where they had gender restrictions – male staff couldn’t work with children under age 6. Against others that I’ve seen? Much more significantly.

What best describes you?

A feminist