Real talk: We, as women, have consciously or ignorantly judged, slut-shamed, discouraged, or stereotyped other women over the course of our lives.
And I've been taking notice of the shitty things I do, have done in the past, and have seen my friends doing, that are forms of internalised misogyny, which our brains "allow" because we do it all in the comfort of our homes. Let's take a look at some common situations and work on them together:
1.When you compare her to your friends' moms.
2.When you expect only her to cook, as if cooking at home is her job.
3.When you snap back at her for being "just another housewife".
4.When you shame her for not dressing "age-appropriately".
5.When you forget where she's coming from when she sometimes expects you to learn to do "gendered" things.
6.When you bring out the classic old body-shaming.
7.When you put up with your dad speaking to her disrespectfully or in an entitled manner.
8.When you refuse to help her with technology, or do it with a scowl.
9.When you reduce her to the role of a mother, and nothing else.
In the lead-up to Mother's Day, join us in celebrating our moms all week. Because our ammas, ammis, mammas, and mums deserve way more than just a day. #MaaWeek