here’s an interesting blog entry by hugo schwyzer on feminism and “liberal white men”. my comment (if you take the trouble to scroll down or search for my name in the post) is about my disagreement regarding hugo’s idea that men should stop “burdening” their women with their stories, and find men to talk to.… Continue reading who do men tell their stories to?
Month: February 2006
the therapist as a person – pt 2
this is a continuation from an article started a few days ago … The influence of the therapist’s personality and history on the therapeutic process is recognized in psychoanalysis and is subsumed under the notions of countertransference and counterresistance. However, although psychoanalytic theory recognizes the existence and importance of countertransference, it is not a topic… Continue reading the therapist as a person – pt 2
psychiatric medication and weight gain: purple prose vs. intelligent talk
a few days ago, big fat blog referred to a story in prospect magazine about a young woman who underwent psychiatric treatment and “tragically” lost her beauty by gaining weight. if you like purple prose,sexism, sizeism, an outdated concept of beauty and other such nonsense, this prospect article is for you! far more intelligent and… Continue reading psychiatric medication and weight gain: purple prose vs. intelligent talk
back in january i introduced you to daily dose of queer, one of the blogs on gender identity that i like to follow. today they have an interesting article about a pill that some seem to claim might “cure” young men “in danger” of “becoming” homosexual. check it out. i wonder whether the comments i… Continue reading curing homosexuality?
the therapist as a person pt 1
here’s something i wrote a few years ago. it’s still pretty relevant, i think. i’ll post it in installments. The psychotherapist in context Personal life, roles and social environment The vast majority of the literature on psychotherapy deals with therapeutic techniques and theories – the “what” and “how” of a process that is, ostensibly, aimed… Continue reading the therapist as a person pt 1
hi everyone you may have noticed that i haven’t posted very much these last few days. i am busy contemplating moving my blog somewhere else, that’s why. in the meantime, i do not wish to leave you un-entertained. so here’s some interesting tidbits. they’re all about ice. why? how does that tie in to a… Continue reading today: ice
word again – the broken word; deep in the stomach it sits and is afraid: so little has it been out in the open, and it will look shabby and disoriented when it surfaces. it creeps up into brain, eyes and hands and makes the passages tremble, stirs the memory of tears behind the eyes,… Continue reading about words
more on sexual identity: asexuality
one of the sexual orientations that seems to often fall between the cracks in the discussion on sexual identity is asexuality. some people have no sexual desire, or no desire to act on it. whether there is something “wrong” with that or not is a matter of controversy. be that as it may, more people… Continue reading more on sexual identity: asexuality
i just stumbled across a surprisingly thoughtful discussion of the matter of fat acceptance, in hugo schwyzer’s blog. an excerpt: I’ve struggled for years and years with addictive eating habits and compulsive exercising. I do spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about my body and seeking to control it. Yet my neuroses are sanctioned… Continue reading fat acceptance
if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him!
this is the title of a book sheldon kopp wrote 30 years ago. i just picked it up again, and it still holds so many truths and so much inspiration for me. some excerpts: no meaning that comes from outside ourselves is real. in every age, men have set out on pilgrimages … wishing to… Continue reading if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him!