#147 - Promising Young Woman (2)
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>These scenes reflect the gaslighting that enables a patriarchal society. The insistence that it’s “not all men,” despite the fact that there is magically always at least one problematic man around. The insistence that the disproportionate victimisation of women is caused by their own behaviour, despite the fact that men are just as capable of making behavioural decisions as women are. The insistence that these men are “good guys,” despite the fact that they are perfectly willing to rape a semi-conscious woman when presented with the opportunity. It is this gaslighting that helps to perpetuate patriarchy; this constant denial of reality – claiming that the truth is one thing, when we can see that it is something else entirely; the repeated demand that we do not trust our own eyes or ears, but ins...

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