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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...
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What Is Mental Illness and Who Has It?

Are mass murderers mentally ill? Are the white supremacist shooters mentally ill? The answer to this question rests on a foundation of observations and cultural assumptions. In reality, the term “mental illness” is an aspiration rather than a reality used...
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Gender and Transgender

What is a woman? What is a man? I am among those psychologists and other professionals who introduced the use of the term “gender” into the lexicon of the social sciences 50 years ago—in my case and by those feminists...
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What If You Can’t Forgive?

Sometimes, forgiveness seems impossible. You, someone close to you or that you loved has been abused, raped or even murdered. You are severely traumatized and are advised that forgiving the perpetrator will help you heal. Do you forgive them? What...
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Feminist Approaches To Psychotherapy

Feminist psychotherapy came into existence in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as a direct outgrowth of the second wave of the Women’s Liberation movement. Women in the United States and other Western countries had begun organizing consciousness-raising groups (Freeman,...
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