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Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

I fear the term, as generally used today,carries baggage which means that just using it means you’re not going to have a very useful discussion about the issues with anyone who doesn’t substantially agree with you already.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Most obviously, my wife was forced to leave the software industry by the entrenched mistreatment of women. But I really don’t think ‘patriarchy’ is a sensible word for that.

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

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How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

Do some people dislike all men ? Probably. Again, a problem with a loaded question.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

Again with the loaded terms. Do I think women suffer persistent discrimination in many ways ? Yes. Do I think that’s a bad thing ? Yes.