Respondent 804

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

A default of privilege and entitlement for men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By making it harder for women to benefit society as much as they otherwise might.

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

By default. I’m a (white, heterosexual) bloke. Therefore the system favours me, implicitly, at the expense of others.

How would you define masculinity?

The non-discretionary aspects of being male. Anything else (aggression, “leadership”, physical strength) is simply optional behaviour conforming to some stereotype of “masculinity”.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

None of the above

Realist with a conscience