Respondent 921

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

male hegemony – a conscious unconscious

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By defining a set of expectations that, though unspoken, expect certain attitudes towards violence, pain, and independence, that quite frankly I am unable to meet. Moreover – this is a position from which it is contemptible to complain, couched as it is in privilege

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

Probably through dismissing and diminishing others through humour, and resentment – a feeling of threat to my own position (and my expectation of my position).

How would you define masculinity?

badly

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

For Christ sake – why do we always assume the world is binary. Misogyny is cause by a set of expectations that are woven into the fabric of society – to attempt to deconstruct that does not automatically assume a hatred, or a prejudice. This is the rage of the realignment of a society – yes there is pain, but that doesn’t presuppose a conscious attack.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist