Respondent 8

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A set of laws, conventions and beliefs which entrenches rule by men and the subjugation of women. It’s obviously a bit more nuanced these days, but it certainly still exists!

How has patriarchy hurt you?

If it has then it’s mainly expectations I guess. That and the fact that Anglo-saxon capitalism is very much predicated on patriarchy, and that shafts us all!

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

Oh God, numerous ways I’m unaware of – that’s what’s so worrying.

How would you define masculinity?

Hmm. An annoying concept that I wish didn’t exist, to be honest.

Does misandry exist?


Yes, but really only among a very, very few. And I think some of them are just playing it for laughs.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist