Respondent 940

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The oppression of men and women based on the assumed inferiority of all things perceived as ‘feminine’

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I’m a transgender man, and I’m constantly being told I’m not a ‘real man’ because I embrace the fact I’m not cis, I eschew toxic masculinity, and I fight for the rights of women.

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

I’m not sure that I have; living as a woman for 20 years, I don’t believe I oppressed or hurt anyone because of the power of the patriarchy.

How would you define masculinity?

Masculinity is what any given man makes of it.

Does misandry exist?


It does not; being fed up with harassment and abuse is not the same as misogyny.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?


What best describes you?

A feminist