Gender, Society & Radical Authenticity

When Being Polite Isn’t About Politeness

Gendered politeness isn’t about being polite. It is about ensuring that women don’t disrupt the gender hierarchy.

Angela K. Irvin
Oct 20 · 6 min read

We Are Socialized to Be Polite. And to Defer to Men.

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Therapist | Researcher | M.A. in Clinical Psychology | Doctoral Candidate ▪ I enjoy writing about wellness, mental health, women, the lived experience of race.

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