Gaslighting was covered previously here
To summarize, it is when people/institutions around you tell a story, act like it is correct, and are seemingly surprised when some might not believe it. It is rather effective when done well with respect to convincing a person that they are wrong.
Young men are especially vulnerable. Being young, they don’t have the experience that can be useful in assessing what they hear. In addition, they are the targets of a general gaslighting campaign to mold them into what they should be, and to keep them in line. Note that it apparently is getting less and less effective, requiring doubling down, which for more and more gives the game away.
Rather than detail this campaign, I will leave it up to the young men reading this to consider how this is being done to them. When one figures something out for themselves, it often elicits a much stronger response, one that is longer lasting.
Exit question — So how are young men being gaslit today?