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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,…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 11, 2015
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Why Is Peace So Elusive on This Planet?

Gender Equity I have just finished teaching an intense and stimulating course on the topic of Gender and Peace to an eager and dedicated group of graduate students at the United Nations University for Peace campus in Costa Rica. They…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 24, 2015
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False Fear Of Feminism(FFF Syndrome)

A Deeply Misunderstood Eight Letter Word Why is there so much support for equality for women and men and so much fear of the word that describes this belief, feminism. Let me try my hand at some explanations and hopefully,in…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 29, 2015
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Are We Trapped Inside Patterns?

Or do we have the ability to alter them? My grandfather was an immigrant who found refuge in the United States, sailing right past the Statue of Liberty into New York harbor. He was only 14-years-old and made the journey…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 18, 2015
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Engendering Psychology and Psychotherapy

A Feminist Perspective The current practice of psychotherapy can seem like a confusing psychological marketplace because it is in a process of profound change, paradigmatic change, change in our understanding of what change is. Neuroscience has made an important contribution…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 29, 2015
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Believing Is Seeing

The Blindness of the Sighted There is a mysterious alchemy involved in what we call normal sight, the well-functioning eye/brain duet. Every human eye has a blind spot near the center of the visual field. This is not about peripheral…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 16, 2015
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Fundamentalist Masculinity

The Old-Fashioned American Tough Guy As I wrote originally many years ago, traditional masculinity is built on the shaky foundation of having to be ready at every moment to be proven. To be brief and succinct, the proof goes like…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 27, 2015
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Culturally Induced Blindness

Those Who See Are Also Blind A boy was seriously hurt in a car crash and his father, who was driving, was killed instantly. The boy was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery. As the surgery team assembled, the…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 19, 2015
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There Are Monkeys Everywhere

You Just Have to See Them I divide my time between Northern California and Costa Rica, the two San Jos├ęs that have come to define so much of my life. When I first visited the jungles of Costa Rica decades…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 11, 2015