The master suppression techniques are strategies of social manipulation used to maintain power and domination in a established or unexposed hierarchy.
They are also called ‘domination techniques’ or, in Norwegian, hersketeknikker.
They were originally coined by Norwegian scientist and politician Berit Ås. She described the tactics used by her male colleagues in Parliament to keep her and other women out of influence. But the techniques are used by all genders, individuals and groups as a method to establish power over others.
What can we do when we experience master suppression techniques? A set of confirmation techniques and counter strategies have been proposed by several people. We have collected them in an overview here - please see links for further reading.
Much has been written about the suppression techniques. Here are a few links to more learning: