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.
It’s a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they don’t refuse our burdens as easily. It’s the ultimate cowardice.
My best friend sent me this article, and it is exceptional. It even got me a little emotional with it’s truth-bombs.
We’ve talked about gaslighting here before. This is a good read.
ETA: realized we’ve not just talked about this we’ve also posted this article before. Still highly recommend.
Recently my aunt’s boss plagiarized an email she had written and when my aunt confronted him about it, he brushed her off, saying she was overreacting. She told me later that she worried that maybe she was overreacting and shouldn’t have said anything.