Respondent 912

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The hegemony of men and maleness over major social institutions and economic processes.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I got my heart broken by my first love because I was unable to sense or express my emotions.

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

I participated in hazing people on my sports teams who didnt measure up to masculine standards.

How would you define masculinity?

Conventional def: the expression in style, bearing, and commitments of idealized notions of what men are supposed to be. Better def is the plural, masculinities: the various confections of style, bearing, and commitments that are ascribed to men and others who are viewed as manly or mannish.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

In a graduate seminar on the history of feminist theory (in 1987) where I was the only undergrad and the only man, most of the other participants were mean to me for a few weeks. But I won them over and that was pretty much that.

What best describes you?

A feminist