‘Gaslighting’ Takes the Cake… Finally
Six years after I first wrote about gaslighting in an early Resistance blog, it finally makes it to the Big Leagues: As Merriam Webster names it Word of the Year for 2022
On November 21, 2016, I was on a plane to San Francisco when I was struck by a word. I finally figured out what we were fighting: gaslighting. I immediately dashed off a column on my Maewestside Tumblr, ‘Crazy Making’ and Other Signs of Madness, where I referenced gaslighting for the first time in relation to Trump. A few days later I wrote another colu…
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