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Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

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How has patriarchy hurt you?

I think it has put pressure on me to take control when I didn’t want to, or when I was not the most qualified person. It has also placed expectations of sexual prowess or desire on me that I don’t necessarily want to fulfill. I think this pressure is what led me to viewing porn habitually, which led to an unhealthy view of relationships. In much smaller ways, I was teased when I did stuff like say something was cute, or cooked dinner, or did dishes, or cleaned up the kitchen/house, even though those are perfectly gender neutral, human things to do.

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

Probably. I can’t even think of something off the top of my head, but I’m sure I’ve said things to discredit women’s opinions and further mine instead, or made a derogating joke/comment toward a woman.

How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?


It’s possible that individuals have deep seated hatred of men, but it’s not systematized at all, so I feel like it’s harmless.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


I’m pretty sure my parents supported me financially more than my sisters, but I haven’t asked them (my parents and my sisters) about it yet, because I’m worried that it’ll turn out to be confirmed.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Though I’m not a very good one. I keep catching myself falling into old thoughts and behaviors.