Respondent 647

Does patriarchy exist?


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?


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?


What best describes you?

A feminist