Respondent 793

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system (deliberately created or otherwise) in which men hold a majority of the power, specifically over women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Short answer is that it hasn’t, it has helped me. More broadly some aspects are so internalised that I am a worse person for it and it took me far to long to realise this.

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

I have probably made assumptions about people in a way that has made them feel less valued.

How would you define masculinity?

Almost everything about myself that I dislike.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

It probably does exist but is in no way supported and encouraged by society. I often see it used in an ironic, empowering, or consciousness raising way

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Since a very early age I have wanted to wear women’s clothes and explore my feminine side – I consider that a part of who I am (I’m straight and still fully identify as male). When I have expressed a desire to do so I have faced rejection and disgust from those I care about most and who are supposed to care about me

What best describes you?

A feminist