- Feb 19, 2019
- Feel free to use what pronouns you want. I use both sexed pronoun sets interchangeably.
Are you seriously going to sit there and argue African Americans, while in the pursuit of civil rights, were not accused of victimizing white women as a way of demonizing them? Were not accused of being violent to the point that their very presence was viewed as dangerous?Pretty much just the opposite. You do realize that reactionaries inverse actual happenings as a gaslighting tactic right?
I didn't drive into the back of your stopped vehicle because I wasn't paying attention. You just backed into me. Remember?
And the strange thing is, most of the accusations I see of gaslighting usually come from people who do not like it when something they have said is called out; legitimate gaslighting takes some actual time to do and is not limited just to saying "oh, hey, this statement you have made is completely bonkers." And, frankly, it is offensive that you would misuse an accusation of gaslighting in that way, given the very real psychological harm the tactic causes even when it is not successfully completed; you are not psychologically harmed on that level by me pointing out two sentences are of the same nature as an earlier and much darker argument, or you would not have had the psychological fortitude to respond in the manner you had.
Yeah, I admit my response was quite sarcastic toward the end, but I also wanted to point something important out: Using the same old arguments once used to oppress, no matter the intention behind making the arguments, is not going to do your stance any favors. There are still plenty of those old-time racists alive today, and some of them have passed their knowledge down; people are going to recognize those arguments for the origin they have and not see what you have to say in a good light as a result.