“Can’t you take a joke?“
Heard any of these before? Join the club, you’ve been gaslighted.
Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that makes someone doubt their own beliefs and stance, while being made to believe that they are being unreasonable. It is frequently used as a tool to make someone feel like their concerns are invalid.
As one begins to lack confidence in their own thoughts, gaslighting proves to be an effective means of silencing people and the issues they face.
Let’s identify some common types of gaslighting used against those who challenge the status quo in this video!
Video created by Manasi Pant