Episode #119:

PART 3: Unraveling the Patriarchy: Past, Present, and Persistence

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Episode #119: PART 3: Unraveling the Patriarchy: Past, Present, and Persistence


About the Episode:

I sat down to create a podcast episode on imposter syndrome, and realized that I couldn't simply talk about imposter syndrome without first addressing why it's so pervasive.

You see, impostor syndrome is intricately woven into the societal fabric of the patriarchy. Imposter syndrome happens when we internalize the inferiority brought on by the patriarchy and other systems of oppression.

But, we don't have to be victims of this.

In the next few episodes, we're going on a journey through history, society, and our personal experiences to understand the patriarchy's roots, its intersections with various identities, and most importantly, what we can do to not be victims of this, and instead break it down.

In Part 3 you'll learn:

  • How challenging the patriarchy creates a more successful society for all genders.
  • The link between gender equality and societal progress
  • Small steps anyone can take to start to dismantle the patriarchy
  • The role of men as allies in promoting gender equity


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