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Women and children last

Women’s rights are human rights Dare we even raise the issue of women’s rights today? Both the political left and right answer with a resounding “No.” Are their reasons for this response so different from each other? I answer this…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 11, 2022
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How to think, not what to think

Say the wrong word and you are vanished For thirty-five years, I was professor of Psychology at a large, public university. I taught generations of students, worked with scores of academic colleagues and was deeply committed to the mission of…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 14, 2022
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I weep for the children

We are denying the next generation the truth, the complexity of life, the beauty of the gifts of the earth When I was young enough to be a member of the “next generation,” I gave little thought to those who…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2022
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An unattractive woman

Speaking of women’s rights I dare to speak of women’s rights today. I anticipate no plaudits, neither applause nor hearty agreement. I anticipate no joy at the realization that there is a feminist at work here. I am accustomed instead,…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 10, 2022
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These are not normal times

We must always continue to hope It is the time of the year to take stock, to look back at the previous year and forward to the year to come, ideally with hope and optimism. Sadly today I can only…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 10, 2022
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Chronic traumatic terror disorder

Stress is a small word for the contemporary terror In the Age of Terrorism, there certainly is an abundance of terror. I feel it everywhere-around me, in front of me and, yes, right inside of me. Call it anxiety or…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 10, 2021
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Societal Chaos Creates Psychological Problems

A Personal Perspective: How does psychology deal with cultural problems? Yesterday there was a serious societal crisis. Today there is another one. And tomorrow? Are they connected or separate? Climate change. Covid virus. Civil rights. Women’s rights. Domestic violence. Street…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 25, 2021
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Questioning transgender ideology

We must demand better theory, better research and much more careful practice. Last month I began, in the pages of this magazine, to share my deep concerns about the rapid ingress of the transgender movement into so many of our professional and…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 10, 2021