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Ellyn Kaschak

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The Post Pandemic Pandemic

Can we survive one more? When the extreme contagion is over, when we have a vaccine or an effective treatment, when we can safely emerge from our individual cocoons, there will be another pandemic waiting for us. As with the…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 10, 2020
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Spring Will Not Come This Year

Spring does not even know that we are absent Although springtime has arrived this year just when it always does, no one is there to welcome it. No sigh of relief as winter coats and scarves, boots and gloves are…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2020
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These Are Not Normal Times

How PTSD develops. In ordinary circumstances, I might be writing about viewing psychological “disorders” or “illnesses” through the eyes of a feminist psychologist. However, these are not ordinary times, although my eyes still focus on issues of gender as they…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 3, 2020
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What Feminist Therapy Is Not

No stereotypes welcome. I will try to clarify certain aspects of feminist therapy and address certain misconceptions that many readers may have. The first is that feminist therapy is political rather than personal. The second is that it is only…
Ellyn Kaschak
February 20, 2020
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Change the Culture or Change Your Own Body?

Explaining the difference between gender transitioning and gender fluidity. Human sex differences are binary, as is human reproduction. Sex differences are based in biology and genetics and, at this point in scientific development, are immutable as they are present in…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 6, 2020
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Another Look at Feminist Therapy

Is feminist therapy only for women? Feminist psychotherapy adheres to the carefully researched and well-established fact that gender is a social construct. This means that it is not necessarily related to sex except by cultural customs and decree. The pinks…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 18, 2019
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To Be Young and Unhappy

The pressures on young people today. One of the hallmarks of feminist therapy is the insistence that pain not be privatized. First described by the useful and perhaps necessary trope that “the personal is political,” feminist psychology dismisses common boundaries…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 27, 2019
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What Is Shame?

It has become popular among politicians and comedians. Feminist psychology and feminism in general have been at the forefront of the discussion of the dynamics of shame. Shame is used in many cultures as a behavioral and psychological system of…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 18, 2019