My article recommendation of the day is short, and I sincerely hope you'll all read it so that we can talk about it. It's called "Why Women Aren't Crazy," by Yashar Ali (a man). Thanks to Mel for recommending it to me.
One of the things that Ali talks about in the article is gaslighting. Is this a term y'all are familiar with? I don't think I'd heard it before. Gaslighting is when you (intentionally or unintentionally) do something to make someone else think that they're crazy. You do something to undermine or dismiss their emotional reactions, or to make them think that their reactions or observations are disproportionate or insane. It's something that women have done to them (mostly by men) constantly. I grew up among men who constantly did this to the women I grew up among. Daily. I've experienced it so so often in my own adult life.
It's so good to have a term for this. Language is powerful. Being able to name something allows us to be able to recognize it, talk about it, change it.
I hope you'll all read the article and then write what it makes you ponder and consider and feel.