"The whole history of hysteria is one of gaslighting"
Talking about the gendering of emotions with Dr. Pragya Agarwal, author of Hysterical
I have always been fascinated by emotions. When I was a girl I slammed my own finger in a door, angry at my mother for who knows what. As I’ve written before, in time I came to see that my girlish rage was something adults didn’t approve of. I had my reasons to be angry, but I began doubting that I did.
As an academic, I learned about the double bind wom…
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