Respondent 924

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

It is a very old mentality, with instinctive roots (look at how male dominate animal herds) based on hierarchy and domination

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Neither my father no me fit the “real man” stereotype ( being highly sensitive is not very warrior like) Consequences of being emotional, subtle, sensitive, kind = you become an outcast with low self esteem.

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

…. I am not sure…. maybe the implicit lack of esteem I had for my father? …..

How would you define masculinity?

…. Masculinity needs to be defined… If we get rid of the old stereotypes and try to get beyond the basic biological fact… there is not much left is it? To be a man is to be a human being with a particular sets of problems inherited from biology and old stereotypes!!

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Prejudices go both ways. How many females entrepreneurs groups are there out there? They will claim they are not against men, but they value femininity rather than diversity

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Hey,I am pretty sure my relationships with females would be much easier if I was more of a macho

What best describes you?

None of the above

Sometimes I say I am a feminist but I don’t feel happy with it. I am a human being.