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Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: old man 1245 ()
Date: October 17, 2020 02:02AM

I have heard these terms but I do not understand where people learned them. I don’t know what they mean. Somehow I got through college in the late 90s and did not encounter them. Is this some liberal brainwashing that everyone is trained in now?

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: Gaslight ()
Date: October 17, 2020 02:29AM

Gaslighting is from the movie of the name "Gaslight".
It is about a poor woman whose husband drives her crazy.
He does things, makes things happen and she comments about the things and he tells her "it is all in your head".

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: Gen Xers the new boomers ()
Date: October 17, 2020 02:43AM

You did not hear about them cause these are words younger people use. They were not in your lexicon back in the 90’s when dial up modems and dinosaurs were still a thing.

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 17, 2020 02:54AM

If I had a time machine I would go back to 1990 in an instant.
Anyone who imagines today is better... well... they missed the best times ever.

Fucking iphones and high speed internet have not made the world better.

Man, I miss my my pet Stegosaurus.

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: Nostalgio ()
Date: October 17, 2020 03:06AM

Time Machine Wrote:
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> If I had a time machine I would go back to 1990 in
> an instant.
> Anyone who imagines today is better... well...
> they missed the best times ever.
>
> Fucking iphones and high speed internet have not
> made the world better.
>
> Man, I miss my my pet Stegosaurus.


I grew up in the 90s and agree. Much simpler times. PlayStation was fun, but much rather have spent time at the with friends, skateboarding, chasing girls than scroll up and down on a phone & be a slave to big tech. I wouldn’t even be all that upset if the whole fucking thing was blown up and we were put back in to the Stone Age. I think modern technology is a net negative.

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: learn english ()
Date: October 17, 2020 05:56AM

old man 1245 Wrote:
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> I have heard these terms but I do not understand
> where people learned them. I don’t know what
> they mean. Somehow I got through college in the
> late 90s and did not encounter them. Is this some
> liberal brainwashing that everyone is trained in
> now?


Gaslighting has been around for generations, a term your grandparents would’ve known. Mansplain is something recent.

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Re: Stupid terms I never learned: gas lighting, mansplaining, dog whistle
Posted by: dogbert25 ()
Date: October 17, 2020 09:39AM

There was a Jack Benny episode making fun of Gaslight, which may be hard to find on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4aCovDCbZw

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