Respondent 589

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Literally, “Rule by the father(s)”, which translates into a system of interlocking memes and memetic structures (if you will, a memetic ecosystem) that exalts wealth and maleness to the detriment of any who violate its conception of maleness and/or wealth-seeking

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I express a non-binary gender identity but feel compelled to deny the feminine parts of myself in order to function in the wider world. Those parts I cannot hide have, I believe, held me back in the world of work and in social situations due to Patriarchy’s influence.

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

Almost any act of violence is influenced by the patriarchy: patriarchy teaches us to put others in their place: men who step out of their box just as much as women.

How would you define masculinity?

I wouldn’t.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

most people use it to talk about feminists, but patriarchy is the true source of misandry: it is the greatest hater of men there is.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

None of the above

Fellow-traveller with feminism