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Gender Bias in Psyche

The Patriarchy Makes You Sick

So … how do YOU feel?

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If you’re a woman:
In public, you are frightened to walk the streets alone, subject to the trauma of verbal harassment, attempted assault, assault, and rape. In your home, you too often face physical, mental, and emotional abuse.
You will receive inadequate or insensitive care for these ordeals, probably finding yourself blamed for any attacks upon your body, mind, and soul.

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You feel exhausted from carrying a far greater workload than males do.
You feel unsatisfied by low pay; frustrated by lack of opportunities; maddened by subtle (and not so subtle) harassment, sexism, and paternalism in all aspects of your working life. Despite earning less, you pay more for life’s necessities (the “pink tax”).

You fear for the future – you have a greater chance of living in poverty, especially if you are old or a single mom.

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If you complain of sickness or pain, you are likely to be told it is “all in your head” and to be ignored until your problem becomes life-threatening or kills you.

Pregnancy, birth, and parenting are physically, mentally, and emotionally overwhelming, but heck, “child stuff” is “natural” for a woman, so you’re expected to cope on your own.

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Due to discrimination, stressful life experiences, and continuous trauma, you are 40% more likely than men to develop depression, and you’re twice as likely as a male to develop PTSD after a harrowing event. You are made to feel guilty for your behaviour, for the way you are treated, and for wanting more than the limited sphere allotted you by the Patriarchy.

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QUESTION: How sick are you of the Patriarchy?