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Prof. Manne vivid­ly describes the plot of the play from which two films titled Gaslight­ing were derived. The hus­band will not brook the slight­est con­tra­dic­tion and he forces his wife to pre­tend to agree with every­thing he says. Manne draws a par­al­lel with cer­tain sex­ist behav­iours by aca­d­e­m­ic philoso­phers — then sug­gests a use­ful response and points out that the tools of phi­los­o­phy are also avail­able to peo­ple from stig­ma­tized groups.

Kate Manne, Assoc. Prof. of Phi­los­o­phy at Cor­nell, focus­es on moral phi­los­o­phy (esp. metaethics and moral psy­chol­o­gy), and fem­i­nist and social phi­los­o­phy. Her books include Down Girl: The Log­ic of Misog­y­ny, and Enti­tled: How Male Priv­i­lege Hurts Women. Forth­com­ing: Unshrink­ing: How to Face Fat­pho­bia. She pub­lish­es in main­stream peri­od­i­cals, and her Sub­stack newslet­ter is called More to Hate. Her talk Phi­los­o­phy and Gaslight­ing: It’s Not All In Your Mind was fea­tured in the online con­fer­ence What Good is Phi­los­o­phy?, a fundrais­er for the Ukrain­ian Acad­e­my host­ed by the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy. The con­fer­ence was orga­nized and mod­er­at­ed by Aaron James Wend­land, Asst. Prof. of Phi­los­o­phy, Kings Col­lege Lon­don, co-edi­tor of the book Wittgen­stein and Hei­deg­ger, and a pro­duc­er for the CBC Radio series Ideas. This event was light­ly edit­ed for the WINGS for­mat. To watch the orig­i­nal, vis­it https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​6​F​X​e​G​i​t​Y​kuMTo donate to the Ukrain­ian Acad­e­my fundrais­er, vis­it https://​civic​.ukma​.edu​.ua/​d​o​nate/