The Brief: Gaslighting is a tactic intended to gain power by manipulating someone and making them question the validity of their experiences, point of view, and/or perspective.
Gaslighting is when an individual poses a question or comment that is intended to manipulate someone and make that individual question the validity of their experiences, point of view, and/or perspective. This tactic is meant to gain power, according to Psychology Today.
The term originated from a 1938 British play called Gas Light. In the United States it was known as Angel Street. The 1940 and 1944 film adaptations were both titled Gaslight. The film follows a man who manipulates his wife to the point where she thinks she is insane.
Sandra Oh talking about racism in the industry (1999?). The way the interviewer tried to gaslight her and she was like NOPE pic.twitter.com/uVB3mAIEHU
— kae (@sapphicoh) June 18, 2020
THE WAY PEOPLE GASLIGHT YOU WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT AND THEN TRY TO DENY THE FACT THEY GASLIGHTED YOU BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TF GASLIGHT MEANS
— /𝒔𝒂/𝒎𝒊𝒚𝒂𝒉 (@94GRACES) June 20, 2020