why are teenage girls so belittled? have you met a teenage girl??? they study harder than any boy i’ve ever met. they’re nicer than any boy or man i’ve ever met and their goals and dreams are no less valid so why are they treated like their brains are mushy lumps of goo that only think about boys 24/7???
what i’m talking about re: gaslighting is
- the denial of someone’s perception of reality as true
- the denial of someone’s experiences as meaningful
- the denial of someone’s experiences as legitimate
all of these things equate to “what you experienced didn’t really happen as you perceived it, and my perception is more true than yours, and you should listen to me instead of trusting your own experiences”
and that is gaslighting
and that is abuse