Internalized Sexism & Women’s Finances: How Misogyny Messes With My Money

Internalized sexism and women's finances. A woman holds a bleached skull of a large animal in front of her face. She stands in front of a dessert landscape.

Palm trees stretched over dirt or xeriscaped lots, against the dusky blue of a twilight sky and the orange glow of streetlights. Driving around my hometown of Las Vegas with my dad, he and I discussed the tensions I felt as a new mom. How I felt torn between my desire to work and build a career, and the messages I’d always received that good moms don’t work outside the home.