Where is your evidence for this? What I see is quite the contrary — with lots of programs (spearheaded by women) geared towards teaching girls and young women to stop internalizing what patriarchal society tells them, which is to be agreeable, smiling, never angry, slim, pretty, competent but never moreso than the man they are with, etc. Unless you can provide some real evidence of your assertion, I don’t really have anything else to say on the subject.

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