Internalized misogyny is a term used for women who police the behavior of other women (and even themselves) in order to conform to the ideals of society, even if it means devaluating women. The problem with internalized misogyny is that many women do it without even knowing it, so here are some ways in which women do it:
1. You are shocked to see body hair on other women.
2. You automatically feel sorry for women over 40 and single.
3. You have said “you’ll change your mind” to a woman who has said that she doesn’t want children.
4. You have at least once thought that there’s something wrong with you for not liking children.
5. You have thought that a woman is lucky is her partner does domestic work or looks after the children at times.
6. You have judged other women for spending enough time on their appearance or for not wearing makeup.
7. You have compared being promiscuous to “having intimate partners like a man”.
8. You have faked an orgasm because you didn’t want to hurt his feelings or offend him.
9. You have judged a woman for having a full-time job while having children.
10. You have judged a woman for NOT having a job while having children.