Internalized Oppression and Its Varied Moral Harms: Self‐Perceptions of Reduced Agency and Criminality

  title={Internalized Oppression and Its Varied Moral Harms: Self‐Perceptions of Reduced Agency and Criminality},
  author={Nabina K Liebow},
  pages={713 - 729}
The dominant view in the philosophical literature contends that internalized oppression, especially that experienced in virtue of one's womanhood, reduces one's sense of agency. Here, I extend these arguments and suggest a more nuanced account. In particular, I argue that internalized oppression can cause a person to conceive of herself as a deviant agent as well as a reduced one. This self‐conception is also damaging to one's moral identity and creates challenges that are not captured by… 
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