Master Suppression Techniques

Norwegian social psychologist and politician Berit Ås describes five techniques that patriarchy-enforcers use to keep women down.

The five master suppression techniques that Berit Ås identified are:

Making Invisible
Ridiculing
Withholding Information
Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don’t
Heaping Blame and Putting to Shame

In theory, techniques like these may be used on all suppressed groups. However, Berit Ås believes that they are used in specific combinations and situations in regards to women, due to the patriarchial society’s definition of women as objects or property.

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