Internalised Sexism

Women can be sexist too. It’s difficult to unlearn what has been drilled into our heads for so many years.

Often women will do or say something sexist without even realising it. The problem with sexism is that it can be sneaky. Internalised sexism is when the belief in women’s inferiority becomes part of one’s own worldview and self-concept.

girl-410176_1920For example, distancing and belittling women because you think your gender is inferior is an example of internalised sexism.

  • “All women are such stupid bitches. Can’t blame the guys. lol”
  • “I’m not like other girls.”
  • “I’m one of the guys!”
  • “I hate hanging around girls because they start so much drama.”

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  1. I think this is an important point. We differentiate ourselves from “other” girls or women to avoid stereotypes regarding femininity, but we should be criticizing the stereotypes instead of the “others.”

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