Respondent 750

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The way this world is built for and by men. The way everything is centred around men and and everything else is seen as “the other”. For example how feminism exists but “masculism” has yet to take off because there’s no need for it. Or how most anti-homosexuality laws around the world criminalise gay men rather than lesbians as the laws are against the act of sodomy.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It contributes towards homophobic behaviour. For example if a girl gets drunk and kisses another girl then it’s hot and fun in the eyes of the patriarchy. If I get drunk and kiss another guy in a non-gay setting, then I stand a fair chance at being ostracised as a result

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

Probably loads of ways that I haven’t noticed

How would you define masculinity?


Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


Only as a result of being gay, not as a result of being a man

What best describes you?

A feminist