Respondent 831

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The presumption that masculine authority is the default.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Less than it has helped me, honestly, but the books and movies are SO BORING, ugh, I don’t want to read about middle aged moral angst or watch a loner anti-hero again.

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

Thoughtlessness. Assumption that invisible identities were in fact not there.

How would you define masculinity?

At its best, to be masculine is to seek power and to take responsibility for using power with compassion. At its worst to be masculine is to merely exercise power.

Does misandry exist?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist