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This messaging comes in the form of accessorized dolls, sappy rom-coms that equate marriage and fulfillment, and the rhetoric of our president, a self-proclaimed sexual predator who chants “Lock her up! It will certainly help to steer clear of entertainment that traffics in these toxic messages.
It’s even more important to become conscious of the ways you’ve internalized them.
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You aren’t worried because you feel thrilled when a man finds you attractive; you’re worried because it makes you feel validated and you know such validation is false, fleeting and, as you note, tied to the “male gaze” that’s everywhere in our culture. It’s not even a little bit surprising that you’re grappling with the contradictions between your genuinely felt feminist values and your deep desire to be “every man’s dream girl.” In a culture that grants girls and women validation and power based first and foremost on their sexual appeal to men, it’s almost impossible not to want that.
It’s called internalized sexism — when you and I and everyone we know unconsciously enacts sexist ideologies that we consciously reject.
But the real question is who you are beyond your relationships to men.
This doesn’t mean you can’t take pleasure in male attention.How did the men and women in your family define success? And what is it about that high that you can’t stop chasing? But the role it plays in your life is to keep you from identifying and pursuing forms of validation that derive from your intellectual, professional and creative achievements.