"And the act of gaslighting does not simply affect women who are not quite sure of themselves. Even vocal, confident, assertive women are vulnerable to gaslighting.
Because women bare the brunt of our neurosis. It is much easier for us to place our emotional burdens on the shoulders of our wives, our female friends, our girlfriends, our female employees, our female colleagues, than for us to impose them on the shoulders of men."
After hearing men talk of women this way frequently, and experiencing it myself from male friends, it's imperative to let our women know that their feelings are legitimate and not a result of some purported innate psychotic streak.