Respondent 912

Does patriarchy exist?


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?


Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


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