Gaslighting Children

Sexual Liberation & Psychological Warfare

Children's rights activist Katy Faust has made the claim that adults are gaslighting kids by refusing to acknowledge the negative impacts of divorce, donor conception, and the myriad other ways parents intentionally distance themselves from being mother or father to their biological children. Faust describes what we are doing to kids as "switching the parent-child relationship," meaning parents now expect kids to validate their feelings, instead of the other way round. If dad isn't happy in his marriage because he feels more like a woman than a man, the kids are expected to sympathize with his decision to relinquish his role as their father. Faust is pointing her finger at the naked emperor, and in this case the clothes...

 

Sarah Horgan holds an M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University and now lives in Texas with her husband and cat. She has been published in Public Discourse and Verily Magazine.
 

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #61, Summer 2022 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo61/gaslighting-children

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