The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.
Initial feelings: my data is wrong but I can bullshit this. Nbd.
One hour later: no, it’s like really wrong. Negative values and shit. But I can deal.
One hour later: This report might be an absolute failure.
Two hours later: I should probably switch my major and fail this class.
1am status: acceptance, exhaustion. Chemistry sucks. Netflix followed by death time.
Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.
A camera? Oh my!