Respondent 542

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Whatever you feel is a predominant authorative decision-making male only presence in society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has helped me enormously. But it has also hindered me a bit because many of my ideas and methodologies are perceived as being feminine.

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

I shudder to think. I try to consciously work against being unduly influenced by any prevailing ‘way’ but I fail every day.

How would you define masculinity?

Heterosexually male in nature. (Sorry).

Does misandry exist?


Of course it does. Just not in many people. I know two.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


I lost a job once to someone and was told it was because it was important for a woman to be seen as leading a project. I agreed.

What best describes you?

A feminist