Respondent 718

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Men having greater influence over the lives of and women around them (specifically wives and daughters) than those women do over themselves.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I was not raised racist or homophobic, but was raised that boys do boy-things and girls do girl-things – and I’m still re-programming myself in my 30s.

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

I probably listen to men more than women, but wish I didn’t do this.

How would you define masculinity?

Shameless machismo.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist