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Conceptualizing Gender (5)

May 27, 2012

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Jung’s Anima/Animus, Adler’s Masculine Protest by Azadeh Azad25-May-2012 Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology Carl Gustav Jung (1875 -1961), a disciple of Freud, broke with his teacher as a result of disagreement with many of Freud’s basic ideas, including too much emphasis on sexuality as a changing force. Jung, a Swiss Psychiatrist, developed the system of analytical […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012

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Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

Gender and the tyranny of the ‘normal’

February 24, 2012

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Sensationalist news stories about gender dysphoria only serve to isolate sufferers of this condition Philippa Perryguardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 February 2012 A still from the film Ma Vie en Rose, which tells the story of Ludovic, a small boy who dresses like a girl. Photograph: Blue Light In the past, the major difficulty with gender identity […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012

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The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom Katsumiguardian.co.uk, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]

Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences

February 1, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2012) — A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. “Very few studies have looked at how ‘valence’ and ‘arousal’ affect memories independently of each […]

Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences

February 1, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2012) — A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. “Very few studies have looked at how ‘valence’ and ‘arousal’ affect memories independently of each […]