Respondent 525

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

It’s not much like google’s definition. In our society “power”, as in decision making that effects everyone quite a lot, is highly concentrated. This is a bad thing. It is also, as a whole, concentrated in male hands. This too is a bad thing. I suspect fixing the former would also fix the latter. It is also concentrated in white, educated, politiacally right, elderly, hands who inherit it. These are also bad things that would be addressed by fixing the concentration of power in the hands of a few.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It doesn’t, much. But it does hurt my society, stunt us all, and will hold back my children.

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

I am not self aware enough to know.

How would you define masculinity?

Perhaps as the positive elements deemed male.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

You are asking an existential question. It exists, as in, there is an instance of it. This does make it very relevent.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Mostly jokes about women, irritating gender normalisation thought, and my own prejudice.

What best describes you?

None of the above

I’d like people to be able to be who they are and others to support that, or at least, not question it.