This comment is from Carmen Speer on “Why Women Aren’t Crazy.”
I think the point of this article is that “gaslighting” goes back a long way. Just google “hysteria” if you’re interested. At one point, scientists actually believed that women who were dissatisfied or didn’t stay in their place were “hysterical,” and they were even committed to mental institutions. In a broader sense, “gaslighting” includes deluding girls into thinking they are not as smart as boys and that their self-worth lies mostly in their looks. It also includes shaming them into thinking they are responsible for bad male behavior toward them (including domestic abuse and rape).
I find men’s points about being told to “man up” or called “less of a man” for some behavior or another to only further prove the author’s main point about sexism in society. Strictly enforced gender binaries negatively affect men, too. These shaming views used against men are perpetuated by the same ultra-male value system that writes off women’s feelings.