10 Things I’ve Learned About Gaslighting As An Abuse Tactic
Gaslighting is a fascinating subject to me, and certainly something I've experienced myself. I think the idea that it's become incredibly common to the point that it's a cultural norm is particularly interesting.
I believe that gaslighting is happening culturally and interpersonally on an unprecedented scale, and that this is the result of a societal framework where we pretend everyone is equal while trying simultaneously to preserve inequality.
Most of the people I know have experienced some type of abuse, and I would bet that nearly all of them have also experienced some form of gaslighting. It's those times when someone has made you doubt your own reality, whether they meant to or not. It's incredibly distressing, especially when coming from a loved one. It's also something that politicians and pundits engage in fucking cooooonstantly. MRAs, anti-feminists, and TERFs love to do this. It's their favorite tactic. If they can make your reality debatable, then they've already won.
This is recommended reading for all people, just for the sake of everyone's own personal and emotional safety and well-being. Becoming aware of this behavior can save you a lot of pain. Trust me.