Respondent 570

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

power shared between and bequeathed exclusively to men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

in the workplace i have witnessed a number of bullying, coercive and humiliating episodes – engineered by men in positions of authority. my refusal to comply with their eventually criminal behaviour meant i had no choice but to resign.

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

in not directly opposing bullying behaviour i have been complicit in the humiliation of others.

How would you define masculinity?

i see masculinity almost entirely in a physical sense – a combination of attributes that signify to others the individual’s gender status.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

An ally to feminism