Respondent 70

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male privilege that results in a man being generally favoured compared to women in most aspects of life.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

A consequence of patriarchy is that boys are taught to act “masculine” and “be strong”. Any boy who isn’t is bullied. Health issues when I was a child resulted in me being seen as weak and being constantly bullied at school.

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

My bullying at school resulted in me doing the same to people who were weaker than I was as bullying weaker people was seen as the norm. Patriarchy also resulted in me dismissing women in order to “fit in”.

How would you define masculinity?

A set of attitudes and behaviour normally associated with men.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism