Reclaiming our Bodies from Patriarchy and Inner Oppression
I spoke recently with Kris Steinnes on her Voices of Women podcast about patriarchy and the inner oppression we experience as we are socialized into systems of western culture.
Patriarchy is not something that only impacts women. In cultures where patriarchy is the norm (which, at this point in our human evolution includes most of the planet), all ways of being that are associated with femininity are made wrong.
In this podcast interview, Kris and I explore how the patriarchy burdens our bodies and our brains, and consider questions like:
- What are the invisible tasks that we are assigned as females and how do they change the way we think about ourselves?
- What do our bodies have to say about living in a world where we do the emotional labor?
- How have the internal and external oppression living in a patriarchy world impacted us through the centuries?
- How can we develop a relationship with our world that honors the feminine and loves and needs us deeply?
Reclaiming our Bodies, Releasing Inner Oppression
If you’d like to dive deeper into understanding the neuroscience of oppression, including social baseline theory and the exploration of the systemic forces that affect our lives, you might like these webinars!
Wondering how living in domination systems impacts our brains and our ability to be grounded? Join Sarah Peyton to explore what patriarchy does to our brains and begin to find the truth of who we are and make movements toward healing from the effects of colonization and patriarchy.
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