Respondent 730

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Any region where only a masculine presence exists in governing bodies and males have biased rights above woman.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I live in the U.S. there’s opportunity for anyone of any gender to influence politics equally and become a member of any governing body at any level.

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

I haven’t in any way.

How would you define masculinity?

Being faithful to ones ideals and companions while striving to better oneself.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 720

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

As men having more rights than women. As it stands, women have some rights that men don’t and men have some that women don’t. Or either one has an advantage in some areas

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t, because it doesn’t exist.

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

No, because the patriarchy really doesn’t exist.

How would you define masculinity?

Respondent skipped question

Does misandry exist?

Well yes it does, it’s easy to see from any of many “kill all men sites”

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 687

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Men running society, the economy etc for the benefit of men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I don’t believe there is a patriarchy. I think the real issue is class / capital. The rich run the world for their benefit and propagating a divide between working men and working women, by pretending that there is a patriarchy helps them. Think about this: most of us are married or partnered to someone of the opposite sex, and will have a family that is not single gendered. It is not in our interests to subjugate one gender. But how many of us have a relationship that transcends class / capital boundaries? Few, so propagating the advantages of our class does make sense.

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

I haven’t.

How would you define masculinity?

Having broad shoulders in the metaphorical sense. Being able to look after your family. It’s not something I particularly think about though.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

The most upsetting and disturbing form is that which suggests that any attempt to stick up for men is in itself a form of misogyny.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 685

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Positive discrimination in favour of one’s offspring

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t

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

I haven’t

How would you define masculinity?

Having the physical characteristics consistent with normal male development

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 666

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Group lead by a patriarch (dominant male leader).

How has patriarchy hurt you?

N/a

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

N/a.

How would you define masculinity?

Veung there to emotionally support a female when she needs it and to encourage her when she doesnt. Also being there as a father figure for your children supporting, playing and helping them grow.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

women expecting men to always put the toilet seat down. theure just as capable of moving it.

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 661

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

When a group of animals is lead by the alpha male. Human tribes used to be patriarchal but in modern society this is no longer the case, mainly due to the vastly increased number of people.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Loaded question. Not in any way shape or form.

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

I haven’t.

How would you define masculinity?

A natural characteristic trait for males. Absolutely not a social construct. It is nature, not nurture. https://youtu.be/p5LRdW8xw70

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 649

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A classist system based on gender roles, requiring the males in any male-female mix to be the higher classes

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Patriarchy limits options by requiring decisions be made in certain ways, in certain circumstances. This hurts both the male and female members of society

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

This assumes guilt, which is very flattering. Thank you for knee-jerking. However, being part of society that is dominated by patriarchy, and not having, in every moment of my life, acted consciously and with full empathy for everyone around me, it is reasonable to assume that I have acted to perpetuate the patriarchal standard. This limits options for myself and others, as noted in #3.

How would you define masculinity?

I wouldn’t. Seriously. I’ve never really known what “masculinity” and “femininity” were, in specific terms. I have known many males who express as stereotypically female and the obverse of that. Most people I’ve met are somewhere in between, on a spectrum. A very few folk I’ve known have not fallen into either end of the spectrum.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

In any classist system there is hatred running both directions, as well as self-hatred (frequently expressed as class guilt) for being part of a system that the individual is aware is unfair.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

To suggest that prejudice only expresses from the top of a hierarchy downward is disingenuous at best. Any unfair system breeds unreasoning and cruel behavior in all directions, including laterally.

What best describes you?

An equalist

I am strongly for the goals of feminism … and masculinism … what I am opposed to is the inherent polarity of the terms. The NAME of feminism assumes things that are not part of the tenets of feminism.

Respondent 591

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male dominated society

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Not a huge amount, tbh

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

I strenuously try not to.

How would you define masculinity?

A not entirely positive thing.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An equalist

Respondent 610

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Difficult to define and different for different communities. We have a business, political and economic patriarchy, but very much a social and domestic matriarchy… so men and women are often ‘in charge’ in some field and very much disempowered in others..

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It creates expectations on what a man is, and how to behave. These can be both positive and negative… there is an expectation to place work and success first, but not too much, to be strong, but not too strong, etc… it is not unique to men, women have the similar expectations of them, but they are different.

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

I don’t think so, at least not consciously… all my bosses and line managers have been female, bar one… I am not authoritative in my marriage, I have no children..

How would you define masculinity?

The process of being a man.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Misandry is the counterpoint to misogyny. Just as many men seem to fear or dislike women, so too to many women fear and dislike men. There is overt misandry, and subtle misandry. There is small stuff, the female version of laddishness ‘terms like man management’ etc… but there is the big stuff like rape of male prisoners (no one cares), the suspicion and dysfunctionality of how our society forces men to interact with children etc etc.. too loong to go on..

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Have been passed over for job opportunities (we need someone female etc), get annoyed at having to constantly not complain about stuff while it is accepted that I must grin and bear whatever is thrown at me in the name of ‘taking it like a man’…

What best describes you?

An equalist

The trouble with feninism is not what it means – I am a feminist – but what it has come to mean. To men of my generation, born in the 1980s, a certain branch of feminism came to mean being told to be quiet so the girls could talk, it meant special girls clubs and womens societies… these were probably necessary, but have created confusion and a sense that while everyone cares about womens issues (rightly so) there has been little attention to male issues..

Respondent 594

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Societal construct that favors one gender more than the other.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Almost all Female teachers in school would beat us way more severely than girls for the same reason. The problem is, the few male teachers did the same as well.

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

Not particularly, but I might have caused some hurt and might’ve never realized it.

How would you define masculinity?

It is ever-changing but, broadly speaking a certain level of assertiveness, aloofness and not be pressurized by sudden responsibility.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Seen depts with overwhelming female majority treat men like pieces of crap regardless of their seniority.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

Not really, but I’ve 1st hand cases where exaclty the same answers would garner different marks based on gender.

What best describes you?

An equalist