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Resources for therapists who see “geek women” clients

Women (cis and trans, straight and queer) working in "geeky" or STEM professions often experience harassment, marginalization, and hostile work or networking environments as well as internal and external stigma, "imposter syndrome," and a host of other issues that may be relevant in individual and couple therapy.  The Geek Feminism folks have started a wiki entry offering information and resources...[ read more ]

It’s International Women’s Day

  It's International Women's Day! Well, "International" in the sense of "it's a major holiday in many countries, conveniently excluding the United States, where we are far more interested in celebrating mothers than women who do other kinds of boring ol' work beyond our romanticized notion of women as angelic baby factories." So first, here are some International Women's Day...[ read more ]

“Virginia Satir” post featured at Geek Feminism

The always-amazing blog Geek Feminism has a series called "Wednesday Geek Woman," where they solicit guest posts about women, past or present, who represent excellence and passionate devotion in their field of interest.  For the most part, the series has focused on women in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math), fields that are notoriously hostile to women and...[ read more ]

Time for linkspam!

1) This little girl is complaining about the very thing I was getting out in Bad Santa Part II:  gender policing.  Yay for her supportive dad! 2) Feminists and family therapists take note:  Sick [heterosexually-married] men get support from their wives.  Sick [heterosexually-married] women get... divorced.  (Gay people don't exist, and single people die in a ditch, I guess.) 3)...[ read more ]

Bad Santa: Part II

Yesterday I started in on ruining Christmas for everyone, or at least Jimmy Kimmel and some of his fans, by pointing out that his "Give your kids a terrible present and film it" challenge was... not actually that funny, when you realize that the humor goes way over the heads of most of the kids being filmed, and probably made...[ read more ]



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