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A Frog Is Dropped Into Boiling Water

What If You Were That Frog? There was a time not so many years ago when domestic violence was considered to be an extreme rarity. There was no point in reporting it to the authorities, who also believed it to…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 5, 2016
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What has happened to American education?

Our basic problem 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 her appearance. The Internet has permitted…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 23, 2016
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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.…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 19, 2016
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 28, 2016
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 8, 2016
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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.…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 30, 2016
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
February 11, 2016
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 20, 2016
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 8, 2016