Respondent 64

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The conscious or unconscious tendency for society to respect or elevate the position of men to the detriment of other groups.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

In a relatively minor fashion, by shaping the expectation of what I’m socially expected to like/wear/enjoy to traditionally “male” options for fear of persecution.

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

Most insidiously, I found myself trying to encourage my daughter not to enjoy “feminine” things – dolls, pink, etc – and in so doing, relegated femininity to a less desirable status.

How would you define masculinity?

The assignment of characteristics and qualities typically and historically ascribed to men as opposed to women.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

An ally to feminism