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Glossary

Gaslighting

A form of abuse and manipulation where one person attempts to overwrite another person’s reality. It does not require deliberate plotting, only the belief that it is acceptable to overwrite another person’s reality. (44)

Gatekeeper

Anyone in a position of power that can grant or deny access to institutional resources (65)

Gender Parity

A statistical measure that compares a particular indicator among women, like average income, to the same indicator among men. Average income isn’t the only indicator to be looked at through a gender parity lens: Measuring gender parity, especially how it changes over time, gives policy makers and researchers a sense of whether we are progressing or regressing in any given area, and this is an important tool for anyone working toward gender progress. (87)

Citations

44. 10 Things I wish I'd known About Gaslighting | by Shea Emma Fett

65. Talking racial equity? Make sure you understand these 17 words

87. What Is 'Gender Parity'?

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