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               Societal  collectively gaslighting

( when the majority of a society collectively "Gas-lights" a minority)

                                                                "And Trans-people are very much a Minority" 

              (or in this case on topic of "feeling bad having sex with men wishing all the while wishing,wanting to really be female)

    "“Gaslighting” is an elaborate and insidious technique of deception and psychological manipulation, usually practiced by a single deceiver, or “gaslighter,” on a single victim over an extended period. Its effect is to gradually undermine the victim’s confidence in his ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, right from wrong, or reality from appearance." - britannica.com


And this easy to do!, because as a Trans person you already most likely "Doubting yourself ", do to fact of simply,..your condition is                                                                                 " Out of the ordinary "


       I don't know if it should be called Societal dogma, if so it leads to "Gaslighting effect " in that " here I am a boy, yet               wants to be like the girls ".....even the mental health profession, until just recently held           the status that being as I am  is a mental illness

   ♠ So, no matter how "right,real " being a "female-roled person, a Transfeminine or Transsexual if I did have surgery         in order to at least have the appearance of a female vagina (which I have always desired). No matter how                 much you wish you didn't desire to be "Trans", you know your stuck with it, you begin to truly believe your simply ;                                                                                       Mental ill !...

        If that's not a form of " Gaslighting "  done by a Majority over a minority as a Whole, then tell me                                                                                                                   what I might call it ?

            How does the Majority Shame themselves? when it is Due?,,,,,a Huge problem any Great Society must face.

                                                                              or it shall not remain Great for long.

                                                      How can a Society become so " Un-Aware of it's very Self ?"

      I think maybe it needs to better be understood  " Anything a individual can do psychologically,           say as in hold a " Form of Self Deception "...a Society collectively can as Well ! 
            

(Self-deception is a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.- Wikipedia )

   
       What happens when a Society is " Mental ill " - Collectively-   ?

            - Why did Albert Einstein say ;  " American society must change if it is to survive " before his death ?-

           Many years ago Albert Einstein said, “Human spirit must prevail over technology.” People have         and still ensure huge difficulty to understand the meaning of this quote because they can’t                 project themselves into the future as Albert Einstein did.
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excerpts from  ;


"In a society in which being part of the masses doesn’t allow for rational, emotional, or cultural advancement, being a social outcast is not a sign of social failure. In fact, the opposite is true. Being an outcast makes you a better person by allowing you to be an individual. You have autonomy and relevance, something people who make up the “in” group cannot even consider."


"If following the rules perpetuates injustice, if maintaining traditions is cultivating the obsolete, or socializing is facing each other with a feeling of emptiness, deciding to do something different isn’t crazy. One could even say it is a sign of intelligence."


"Being part of the minority in society doesn’t mean you aren’t part of the society. Being part of the “out” group or being selective about who you associate with is an act of strength, perspective, and determination. It can signal a desire for positive change in society as a whole." - exploringyourmind.com


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"Abraham Maslow, a founder of humanistic psychology, suggested that belonging was a necessary human need, a factor for human development and a major source of human motivation."

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For example ; Like the ' berdache " whom were " Female roled males " as I am,they also were often roled as Shaman,spiritual teachers.Also they took roles as artists / crafts people

                               And for myself, being a " Female Roled male "
                                in the United States, is being a " Outcast "

"I truly believe that by Socially rejecting a certain group based simply on being " Different ", we as a Society have greatly 

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                                                               the Crime rate, in waysunimaginable "


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                                     human being have a great ability to →Misinterpret

11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well.-psychologytoday.com


Gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation tactics used by abusers, narcissists, dictators, and cult leaders to gain control over a person or people. The goal is to make the victim or victims question their own reality and depend on the gaslighter.

I devote a chapter of my book to gaslighters who realize they're gaslighting—and how to get help. And some people or entities that gaslight do, in fact, realize they are doing it: It is a strategy they have studied—and their sources may surprise you. 

                                                                        Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do?

Some gaslighters may have learned it from others—in many cases, their own parents. If a parent lives with addiction or other mental health issues, gaslighting may be used to manipulate a child into keeping quiet about abuse and/or addiction. Gaslighting may be used by a parent in order to alienate the child from the other parent. For example, in parental alienation, one parent may depict the other as a “deadbeat” and tell a child about the other parent’s “transgressions” in order for the child to align with the “reporting” parent and see him or her as the hero. But in order to look like the hero, the gaslighter must create a distinct enemy. This doesn’t mean that people who are children of gaslighters will adopt gaslighting behavior—for many, in fact, such an upbringing teaches them exactly what not to do when raising their own children. 

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