steel oneself against

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Verb1.steel oneself against - prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant
inure, indurate, harden - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
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In Walker's experience it is necessary for the writer as public figure to resist exploitation of her name, image, and reputation ("Disinformation Advertising"), and to steel oneself against misogynist attacks ("Getting as Black as my Daddy").