Respondent 781

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

I live in a world where men have it generally easier than women in most ways, particularly the way people judge us.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Having to live up to conventional standards of masculinity can be a pain in the arse.

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

Probably lots of ways I don’t realise. Also, I used to be a “nice guy” years ago. I felt I was owed sex for being nice to women. I never got any though.

How would you define masculinity?

Usually it means strength and stoicism and the ability to provide and protect.

Does misandry exist?


It does I suppose in that some women hate men, but it’s different from misogyny and doesn’t hurt men in any significant way.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist