Respondent 751

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

Preferential treatment of heterosexual men in and by society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

As a gay man, I am viewed as less than a straight man. This ranges from informal homophobia (name calling etc) to institutionalised homophobia (inability to marry). This is due to being regarded as feminine by the patriarchy, as I have sex with men. As to be a woman is less than a straight man, so it is to be gay under a patriarchal view.

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

I do have a prejudice against the judgement and capability of women, due to early life influences presenting men as superior. I actively fight against it in my daily thoughts. I may discriminate against women because of it- I do not recall a specific incident, but it is possible.

How would you define masculinity?

I can only define it in the physical sense, of being in an identifiably male/manly body.

Does misandry exist?


It is nowhere near as dangerous as misogyny, and should not be treated as such.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


See 3 above.

What best describes you?

A feminist