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What Is Feminist Therapy?

Why has it developed and continued? Feminism is the simple belief that all people deserve to be considered equal in all realms. It is the perspective that we allow false beliefs about gender differences to divide us, and it is…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 22, 2019
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Psychotropic Medication

What does science really know? Norway has announced the opening of the first psychiatric hospital where medication will not be used as a means of treatment. This experiment should be acknowledged and applauded. Contemporary Western psychiatry is built on the…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 29, 2019
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Women’s Sexuality Close Up

The fluidity of romance and desire As a result of the second and third waves of the feminist movement, many women have felt freer to examine and express their sexuality. Before this time, it was simply assumed that heterosexuality centered…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 30, 2019
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Nancy Pelosi’s Power Coat

Dedicated to Nancy, Hillary, Melania and the fashion industry Despite the decades of discussion about the objectification of women’s bodies and appearance, the essence of toxic masculinity continues. Boys are still learning that what matters most about a woman is…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 18, 2018
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Why Is Consciousness so Important?

Staying aware and awake matters. Consciousness-raising and power analysis, two irreducible aspects of feminist psychotherapy, along with gender analysis, shed light on what easily can become unconscious and taken-for-granted. The feminist call to consciousness of the yet unnamed category of…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 21, 2018
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The Holocaust Survivor’s Beauty Contest

Why are women still judged by appearance and the male gaze? The control and objectification of girls’and women’s appearance must be questioned if we are heading toward a change in women’s and men’s psychology. Why does what is called by…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 20, 2018
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Inside Psychotherapy

Which approaches are effective and why? Most therapists begin their practices with what they learned in graduate school. Because of the current biases and behind-the-scenes power struggles of the profession, therapy methods are currently required to be empirically developed and…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 10, 2018
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Is Lying Inevitable?

Is it possible to tell the truth? Lying is a natural function of the human brain and develops somewhere around the ages of 2 and 4. In my opinion, it is contiguous with first hearing that voice inside the head…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 20, 2018