Respondent 500

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

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?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

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