Respondent 75

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The preferential treatment of males in society/ the non-preferential treatment of females.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Huh? I’m male and could really only benefit.

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

In the past, I’ve probably bought into the ‘male superiority’ lie perpetrated by patriarchy. Mainly because I can beat most women in an arm wrestling competition. I now appreciate that this as a metric for male superiority, is flawed.

How would you define masculinity?

As those traits defined by society is being predominantly male: aggression, competitiveness, excess bravado & other jock-like behaviours.

Does misandry exist?


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