Respondent 682

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A social construct which favours men over women, for no reason other than gender

How has patriarchy hurt you?

The constructs of distinct masculine and feminine characteristics generated by a patriarchal society have led me to experience bullying from other males when I express characteristics of both groups.

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

Under pressure of my peers (during my teenage years) I have dealt out the bullying described above.

How would you define masculinity?

Displaying characteristics such as physical strength, social dominance, undeterred by emotemotions and with a strong sex drive. It is not an idea I care for.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

In the way that it is an irrational hatred of men. I believe people express it, but not as a social movement or organisation, just a characteristic of a few irrational people

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

As a male pole dancer I experienced grief from my male peers (derisive jokes about my sexuality, becoming a stripper etc.), and was initially avoided by my female classmates at the dance studio

What best describes you?

A feminist