An Amygdala
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An Amygdala

Misogyny Teaches Women To Squander Their Lives

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I squandered an enormous amount of time aspiring to be valuable and worthy to boys and men who were intellectually and emotionally inferior to me. I prioritized what they thought of me over what I thought of myself.

I did that because that’s what I was taught to do. I did that because my South Asian culture convinced me that this is what it means to be a woman.

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