Uplift or Undermine?: The Manifestation of Internalized Misogyny in Teenage Girls





Preliminary research was conducted on definitions and perceptions of feminism, internalized misogyny, the experience of a teenage girl in regards to gender dynamics. The following research questions were developed: How do teenage girls internalize and perpetuate misogyny by teaching it to other girls and policing other girls through a misogynistic lens? How does internalized misogyny manifest in their behaviors and interactions with each other? The researcher hypothesized that girls would have internalized misogyny and it would manifest in a refusal to identify oneself as a feminist. A survey was created and distributed in order to answer the research question. The conclusions were reached that teenage girls do have internalized misogyny, however the majority do not allow it to manifest in harmful or dangerous ways. 



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