Gaslighting is a pretty specific term. Gaslighting falls within the category Things That Make People Feel Crazy, and so does this, but gaslighting is when someone makes someone feel crazy by manipulating their physical environment or denying their perceptions of it (e.g., hiding their keys and letting them look for an hour, then putting them back in plain sight; or saying "what? I didn't see a cat" moments after they discussed it together).
There are a lot of vocabulary words that would apply to this situation. For example, minimizing or invalidation.
The point was that, in this case, "gaslighting" refers generally to manipulative behavior whereby someone shames another person by stating or implying that they're crazy, agitated, hysterical, or otherwise off their rocker. Such behavior is not necessarily intentional. Didn't you read the article?
The original article however, is clearly not referring to those moments. It's referring to moments when women try to make their valid feelings, concerns, or opinions known, and then get painted as being irrational or crazy for doing so.
Those who engage in gaslighting create a reaction—whether it’s anger, frustration, sadness—in the person they are dealing with. Then, when that person reacts, the gaslighter makes them feel uncomfortable and insecure by behaving as if their feelings aren’t rational or normal.
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