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Quick post: Independence Day

As we take a day to celebrate American independence, here's some freedoms worth celebrating. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] My ancestor George Wythe is somewhere in here. Thanks George![/caption] - Independence from dieting.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are unique, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,...[ 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 ]

It’s leap year!

Happy day-that-only-comes-every-four-years!  And although I've been too busy lately to pay attention to my blog properly (or even make occasional  posts to my Twitter feed), I decided I would leap (ha) on this opportunity to post a few things that make me jump for joy. Margaret Cho's awesome rant about getting mad on Twitter at people who criticize her face...[ read more ]

A little linkspam

I've been working on a post about family therapy and the "Occupy" movement for what seems like weeks now, and meant to get it finished over the Thanksgiving holiday, but other projects got in the way.  (I mean what would I wear to Dickens Fair if I didn't finish sewing buttons on my skirt and dressing my hat?) [caption id=""...[ read more ]

Outdated psych textbooks on sexual orientation

At our 2011 AAMFT talk, I used a few comics from one of my favorite web cartoonists, Eyeteeth of Small Peculiar.  She is working on a cartoon-based book about Walter Freeman, the infamous lobotomist, and has an interest in the history of mental health treatments.  I particularly enjoy her occasional series "Outdated Psych Textbooks," and I included a few of...[ read more ]



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