Respondent 994

Does patriarchy exist?


How would you define patriarchy?

The systematic, historically ingrained, and societally internalised privileging of men over women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Pressure to look/act/behave a certain way (especially towards women) to “be a man”. Insecurity. Limited exposure to the diversity of women in industry and entertainment. Comments like “if you think this web page works, get your mum or your wife to try using it [and watch how they screw up]”.

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

Sexist jokes, blinkered view of the “role” of women in society, objectification of women.

How would you define masculinity?

The heteronormative, ableist construction of desirable male attributes and behaviours.

Does misandry exist?


What MRAs describe as “misandry” is basically just women wanting human dignity.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

A feminist

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