Respondent 866

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The societal system by which the attributes of “masculinity” are given disproportionate power at the expense of those not holding such attributes.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

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

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How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

Maybe

I feel saying yes would imply I believe it exists and is a widespread problem. I am sure it can exist and some people might irrationally hate men, but it is not a widespread, common or important problem.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 864

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Society shaped to benefit men and to subjugate women

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I hate injustice and living amid privileged men who don’t care or even notice their privilege sickening

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

people have responded to me more favourably because I am a man countless times. I haven’t always had the ability or courage or strength to challenge that effectively

How would you define masculinity?

it evokes cliched images of muscular arrogance to me. The differences between men and women exaggerated, codifying roles within patriarchy, so all negative.

Does misandry exist?

No

It’s mostly made up to press for continuing privilege

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Only in a way that has advantaged me

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 860

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system, culture, or economy where males have the upper hand.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t. I’m a guy.

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

I don’t know. By having a penis?

How would you define masculinity?

Being yourself.

Does misandry exist?

No

What is perceived as misandry (eg., not being “man enough” to do/be something, expressing emotions, being sexually harrassed, etc.) are directly related to the perception of that particular man as “feminine”. That’s misoginy.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

Not that I can think of, either way.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 846

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Idk wat it iz

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Yes it heurt my peenis

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

Yez

How would you define masculinity?

Big strong buff PEENIS

Does misandry exist?

No

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 807

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The systematic oppression of non-men

How has patriarchy hurt you?

During growing up, I always felt ashamed of not being ‘macho’

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

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How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

probably does, but nowhere near as prevalent as misogyni

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 811

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system in which men are, or should be, superior to women in most (if not all) ways, and that women should know their place in this system.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By being associated with men who espouse the idea of the patriarchy as legitimate, I am guilty by that association. It hurts all men, and does us a huge disservice. We have no right to complain, however, as we are all guilty of participating in behaviour that has hurt women. The “not all men” defence is no defence at all. We are ALL guilty. I’m not comfortable with this question, as to answer it implies that I feel I have been wronged in some way, when it’s me who has been doing the harming.

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

Where do I start? In just about any way you can imagine, with the exception of physical violence or activity. I’m not proud of it, and deeply regret it in light of becoming more educated in feminism and the patriarchy in the last ten years or so. I suspect the damage is too serious to ever repair.

How would you define masculinity?

I don’t think it’s possible to define it. I mean, “Being strong and muscly, drinking beer, watching football, eating Yorkies”. Women can do all of those things, so why should they only apply to men? Is there any one thing that sets men apart from women as “masculine”?

Does misandry exist?

Yes

I think misandry is justified.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

No

Of course I haven’t – I’m a man. Ask women this question and you’ll get a 100% “yes” response. But you knew that already.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 800

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Expectation of men being superior to women and therefore being in charge.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By limiting the opportunities of women who matter in my life. By belittling me for not being interested in learning things stereotypically associated with masculinity.

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

Yes. At work by judging people bkt for ability alone.

How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

No

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 799

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system where power is held by those with perceived male identities and characteristics, at the expense of others.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

By restricting my freedom to define myself as a man outside of those perceived male qualities without suffering disadvantage. By seeing peers suffer similarly, often resulting in poor mental health and in extreme cases suicide.

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

Passively, by benefiting from a position of privilege I have disadvantaged others. Actively, when younger I often openly used gender stereotypes to belittle women without realising it.

How would you define masculinity?

I would rather not, other than to say it is perceived as being a more active, agressive behaviour than femininity, and that I think that idea is harmful.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

I would imagine within closed systems where power is restricted from men systematically this could and probably does exist. As a general societal problem it does not signify.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 789

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

My poor habits that I pass on to my boys even though I try not to.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I take the lead too often accidentally denigrating those around me. This harms relationships and doesn’t get the best from a situation.

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

I’ve hurt my children (boys) and my partner when I, too quickly, try to instil confidence in them: “don’t be a big girls blouse” etc.

How would you define masculinity?

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Does misandry exist?

Yes

I had a friend who couldn’t see any good in men and reduced everything to patriarchy or misogyny. It probably came from how she had been treated and viewed the world.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Yes

“it’s a boy thing”

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 794

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A system of ideology and power relations that enshrines male identification, male centredness, male domination, and venerates control and domination over others.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It has made me almost entirely unable to express emotion in what I would consider a healthy way (“real men don’t cry” etc).

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

I have treated women I have been in relationships with fairly appallingly in the past, because of feelings of entitlement that I think patriarchy imbues all men with. Eg asking for sexual favours they might not have been comfortable with, generally being manipulative.

How would you define masculinity?

The ideal of behaviour that patriarchy says men must meet, which basically involves always being “strong” and in control of oneself and others, never showing emotion except for anger, valuing violence and domination as a way of solving problems, and denigrating anything deemed to be feminine.

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

I have always felt more misandry from men than women. For example, men who hold that “boys will be boys” and deny that men can be responsible for themselves, whereas feminists in particular seem to view men as being capable of being better than patriarchy says they can be.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

There are plenty of prejudices surrounding (straight, white, cisgender) men, but I don’t think these amount to the oppression that people outside that description face.

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism