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Why Feminist Therapy?

Do we still need feminism? When I taught the very first class in feminist therapy at UC, Berkeley in 1973, the room was filled with enthusiastic students who wanted to tell their own stories and who wanted a fair hearing....
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Why Is the Truth So Important?

Feminist therapy discovers the truth Early feminist therapists were to discover the importance of the simple unvarnished truth. Not a therapy stance that interpreted for the client what she really meant, really wanted or really was fantasizing about. Not an...
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All Psychotherapy Is Feminist

How we overcame masculinist therapy for women This is the second in my series about the development of feminism in conjunction with therapy. Here I will restate and reinforce my point that feminism is now part and parcel of every...
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Is All Psychotherapy Feminist?

What does feminism have to do with psychotherapy? In the early 1970’s, a lifetime ago for the oldest of us and a moment in ancient history for the younger among us, feminist psychotherapy was born. It was born of necessity....
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A Woman President?

Maybe not yet There is a very public struggle going on between older and younger feminists and it is centered, as it has been before, on the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Against my own better judgment, I have a few...
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Male and Female Brains

Pink and blue are never true: pure fantasy! We are still in a very early stage of effective brain research. There is so little known in comparison with what is yet to be known, a few drops in a vast...
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Is Segregation Coming Back?

Pink and blue are replacing black and white. Segregation Is Back: Pink and Blue Replace Black and White We humans are the only species that seem unable to tell each other's gender without color coding. We are also the only...
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Think Pink for Girls

How Blind Can Sighted People Be? Having spent so much time among the blind trying to decode their decoding of our sighted world[1], I am particularly sensitized to the increasing cultural use of somewhat arbitrarily chosen colors to represent everything...
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It Wants to Happen

Welcome to 21 century feminism I have just returned from spending a few quiet days in a small city in Panama. My reward to myself for a month of hard, but gratifying, work. Teaching a class in Gender and Peace,...
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