Respondent 647

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Stereotypes of gender roles dictate what men and women should do and behave like

How has patriarchy hurt you?

As a gay man, I’m constantly thinking about what is expected of me as a man, and find myself battling it often. I always compare myself to straight men. I’m not free.

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

I tend to underestimate people (generally women) who don’t show the stereotypical behaviour of power; e.g. being shy, being softspoken etc.

How would you define masculinity?

I think about this all the time, and still don’t have an answer. “It’s what I’m sexually atrracted to” is the only definition I can come up with, but that’s not very helpful I gather

Does misandry exist?

No

Narrative diminishing the male gender, may they exist or not, stem from the same problem, namely patriarchy/sexism. It’ not something else.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

A feminist