Skepchick Quickies, 9.19


Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. I thought the “you’re not crazy” blog post made a very valid point. There could be a similar discussion about how parents do and do not demonstrate equality in their relationships; and how this often sets the stage for what kind of relationships their children end up having.

    1. Yes, and I think there’s definitely a link between the gender pejorative thing and the gaslighting, which is then being passed down to the offspring. The problem is that these behaviors are very pervasive and insidious. A lot of people don’t even recognize that they might be doing anything wrong, and then the children pick up on how relationships between people work from their parents, and on and on it goes.

      I actually posted this link on my facebook page (before I sent it to skepchick), and all of the responses are from males, mostly denying that this is a problem. Depressing.

      1. Amazing ridicules that men would deny this phenomena given I’ve hardly ever heard, “would you just calm down” from the lips of a woman to a man. (Okay, my son says this to me on occasion.)

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