Ever heard someone say someone else is “gaslighting”? What does it mean to “gaslight” someone? What do we make of this word “crazy” that gaslighting implies? Is it merely accidental that the victim is nearly always feminized? We explore the implications of the term through the madwives (women diagnosed with schizophrenia) of the 1950s, films […]Read more "The Underbelli Podcast #2 – The Madwives’ Blues: Gaslights, Masculinity, and Psychiatry"
I. The protest marshal wears a neon vest and has a walkie-talkie. The protest marshal sets themself apart in the protest by wearing a high-visibility vest, making their position look like one of expertise and authority. The intention to be seen is paradoxical: even though they stand out visually, the generic safety vest makes them […]Read more "A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal"