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An open letter to gaslighters on triggers, trauma, and women’s anger

This post was submitted anonymously.

[Trigger warning: rape]

 

Why is gaslighting – even the minor kind – such a powerful trigger?

I didn’t know there was a word for gaslighting until recently. I’m so relieved that there is. You know when I am upset, or triggered, or insulted, or angry about something, and you tell me I’ve misunderstood it? That my feelings are wrong, that my experience is wrong? Yeah, that makes me pretty mad. Continue reading An open letter to gaslighters on triggers, trauma, and women’s anger