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Why do feminists discuss the idea of imposter syndrome? They have literally created it. Entire industries are filled with women who have been artifically hired/promoted/overpaid, simply due to their junk. Most will still claim they are "discriminated against" LOL the rest will suffer imposter syndrm

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Title Why do feminists discuss the idea of imposter syndrome? They have literally created it. Entire industries are filled with women who have been artifically hired/promoted/overpaid, simply due to their junk. Most will still claim they are "discriminated against" LOL the rest will suffer imposter syndrm
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Date 21 June 2020 06:34 PM UTC (3 months ago)
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[–]trash626 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

I think one of the reasons feminists (and dare I say, even some non feminists) hate men so much is that they resent men for failing to turn them in to goddesses.

I certainly don't think they're aware of it, and I would also suggest a lot of men abuse women because we resent them for having "more valuable lives", but are not aware if it. (I only say this because I want to suggest it's not about blame, an abusive man might not be aware of his own resentment, just as women might not be aware if theirs)

So, what they have done, is demand the institutions of the world give them "goddess status". I really don't think they'd have a problem receiving special treatment, because it's what they have been demanding all along, perhaps without recognizing it over all the "equality" propaganda they feed themselves.

An "imposter" is likely another woman who gets goddess status.

[–]ajax51500 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

It makes sense. All humans want, or at least subconsciously, is to have power. To be put above people is a great feeling even if some deny it. The wishes to be stronger, faster, smarter, richer are all wishes that we believe would make us have more power. All in all it’s not surprising that groups would form believing that they can get more power if they push men bellow them. Not all feminists are like that but I can’t help but feel they purposely ignore the real statistics that are put in front of them for this reason.

[–]GalileosTele0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

In physics there is a lot of talk about imposter syndrome for women. They have defaulted to this, because despite their efforts they have found little to no evidence of discrimination explaining the low numbers of women in physics; and increasing evidence that it is simply a matter of statistical differences in choices/interests between men and women. So they've shifted to goal posts to say, there are few women/women choose to not enter the field, because simply being around too many men drives women away, as it causes them to feel they don't belong. Of course there was no evidence for this either, until they stumbled across imposter syndrome (which is not what the last sentence described, as I will explain).

Imposter syndrome, more or less, is when a person thinks they are not as competent as their peers believe them to be, even if they actually are competent, and that it's only a matter of time before they are found out. Like you get a job based on the expectation that you have certain abilities, but secretly you don't think you do, despite your training and past experience, and since the others around you are competent, you are filled with self doubt and worried they will notice you're actually a fraud. It has nothing to do with whether or not the people around you are of your demographic, or look like you, or are different from you in some sense. This was added on by non-psychologists (physicists in my example) as a way to use this effect to explain low female numbers (personal choice was an unacceptable explanation to the women who did choose to join the field and are upset other women didn't choose like them).

This "syndrome" was posited and "found" in women in the absence of a control group, and by using questionnaires with leading questions. What I mean is that for the first 10 years or so, the studies that supposedly had found that women suffer from imposter syndrome, only looked at women, and found that many women had it. For a decade or so case studies run this way kept getting the same results and imposter syndrome grew in popularity as a female syndrome, until someone had the brilliant idea to see if it was present men too. And sure enough every study since that has looked at both men and women has found that it is just as as preset in men as in women (or maybe slightly more common in women). But it is in no way a female psychological effect, and just a common human effect, i.e. human beings often doubt themselves, whether they are men or women.

Basically feminists are misusing an already questionable psychological finding, in a desperate attempt to prove women are oppressed in male dominated fields, since they couldn't find any evidence of discrimination.

EDIT: This is part of an overarching attempt in academia to convince women they are doomed to fail as a result of the men around them, unless they join a feminist group on campus (usually run by a professor) as described here:

How campus feminist lure female student into the feminist sisterhood

[–]WifiKeyHolder0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

White women are the most privileged group in human history.



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