Respondent 71

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A system whereby high status men (mostly) seek to maintain the status quo by controlling women & subordinate men, through denial of opportunities, control over mating rights, policing gender roles and so forth

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has created a gender structure whereby I am seen as less of a man if I express a need for support from others. Consequently I suffer from stress & high blood pressure.

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

I got into a fight on a couple of occasions over perceived insults either to me or by me.

How would you define masculinity?

Pro-active, independent, strong. Conan the Barbarian, Judge Dredd & Tarl Cabot

Does misandry exist?

Yes, but it’s dwarfed into insignificance by misogyny & often quite justifiable because of patriarchal oppression of women.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist