How To Get Free From A Patriarchal Mindset
In a patriarchal society, we have been taught a patriarchal mindset, a mindset that reinforces sexism. We have internalized various harmful messages about who we are or who other people are that come from systemic oppression (known as internalized oppression).
It's hard to escape any patriarchal thoughts living in a patriarchal society. We all have them to varying degrees, but, I want you to know that it's not your fault.
And, you have the power to shift these thoughts. You have the power to not give these thoughts energy or believe them, and let them dictate your life.
I want to be clear about something...
You are not broken. There's nothing you need to "fix" or change about yourself. You are ALWAYS already whole.
I'm going to say that again...
You are already whole.
You've never been broken even if you feel like you have. You have always been whole.
The reason I'm talking about getting free from a patriarchal mindset is to help you connect more with your already wholeness. To help you be more of who you are.
That's what my feminist coaching is all about. Helping you be more of who you are, and helping you allow space for others to be who they are too.
You are here to be your FULL self, and to create space for others to be their full self as well.
How different would society be if we just allowed people to be their whole selves?
If we didn't raise girls to be “feminine” or boys to be “masculine”?
What if we weren't invested in the whole “feminine/masculine” thing?
What if we weren't invested in gender conditioning?
What does it really mean to be a gender anyway?
What if boys want to wear high heels? What if girls want to wrestle and play football? What if men want to wear lipstick? What if women want to make money and fuck? What's wrong with any of this?
Patriarchy has led us believe that we need to fit into these gender boxes in order to be whole when it's the exact opposite. We need to get rid of these gender boxes so we can just be our whole selves.
Can you imagine a society without gender boxes? Without patriarchy? Without a system telling us how we should be or what we should do?
You can create that freedom right here right now in your own mind. It begins with a thought.
What do you want to believe about yourself? What do you want to believe about other people? What do you want to believe about gender?
You get to decide. You're in control of your own mind. You get to decide what you want to believe. You get decide who YOU are. No one else gets to decide that for you.