What is sexism?
What is Internalized Sexism?The involuntary beliefs that people assigned female at birth carry, speak and act on as if the lies, stereotypes and myths about people assigned female at birth are true and should be assigned to all women.
Here are some types:Slut Shaming
He's a ladies man, but she's a slut.
"The shaming and attacking women for having sexual partners, perceived or otherwise, as well as having sexual feelings. Slut shaming occurs when someone “publicly or privately [insults] a woman because she expressed her sexuality in a way that does not conform with patriarchal expectations for women” (http://www.dearvagina.com/five-examples-of-internalized-sexism-in-our-daily-life/feminism)
"When we blame the victim, society allows the abuser to perpetrate relationship abuse or sexual assault while avoiding accountability for the perpetrator’s actions. When another woman we know is sexually assaulted, it’s really important to turn off that little voice inside our heads that call her a slut, asking her why she didn’t know any better or saying that we would never let ourselves get into a situation like that. That little voice is the toxic misogyny that we’re taught from day one and have internalized." (http://www.dearvagina.com/five-examples-of-internalized-sexism-in-our-daily-life/feminism)
In order to "stay safe" much focused energy goes into where we park, where we go, what we where... It's our responsibility because we are living in a society that teaches women must do x,y and z instead of teaching people not to rape/assault/harass.
Not wanting to be friends with other women
Not like other women
"A “Special Snowflake” is a term used to describe other women who differentiate themselves from other women by essentially buying into sexist stereotypes. Oftentimes these statements are used to insult other women at the expense of being attractive to men." (http://www.dearvagina.com/five-examples-of-internalized-sexism-in-our-daily-life/feminism)
Women still make less than men
How and why is this still a thing. One guess is internalized sexism makes sure it never becomes a priority so it never gets addressed.
Society feeds us sexist ideas from birth so it's no wonder they are absorbed, ingested and put back out in society.