HOW MIGHT WE...

eliminate internalized misogyny through identifying sources of shame?

UN GOAL #5 - Gender equality

Ivy damian

Nearly every woman has dealt with the shame of their own identity. Internalized misogyny manifests in various ways, including believing that your gender as a woman makes you inherently inferior to men, mimicking the way men oppress women by oppressing other women or re-enacting oppression onto oneself.  

 

Shame resilience aims to help those who feel shame feel empathy, connection, power, and freedom instead. This can be achieved through four steps. The first, is recognizing the personal vulnerability that led to feelings of shame. Second, identifying the external factors that led to the feelings of shame. Third, connecting with others to receive and offer empathy. Lastly, discussing and deconstructing the feelings of shame themselves.