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An Introduction to Transgender People: National Center for Transgender Equality

  We have therapists at this service with experience working with transgender people* – and in this culture that work inevitably tends to include experiences of bigotry, discrimination, othering, intrusive behaviour, false assumptions and generalisations…the list goes on. Their clients’ … Continue reading

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Attorney General Lynch & the ‘bathroom law’

Seems a good day to post this. For those not following the story, North Carolina’s infamous ‘Bathroom law’ – amongst other things – requires transgender people to use toilets consistent with their birth gender, not their gender identity. Loretta Lynch’s powerful … Continue reading

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Never Read the Comments – Liz Gilbert

” This feels personally relevant to the writer, who has her own experience of group attack, including via the internet, and (some) people’s willingness to make sweeping and vicious statements about other human beings they have never met, based on one … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky with Jon Ronson

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/16/monica-lewinsky-shame-sticks-like-tar-jon-ronson Click on the link above for today’s post – Monica Lewinsky in a recent interview with Jon Ronson in The Guardian, well worth a read. In 2015, we published a link to, and a piece on, Monica’s wonderful TED talk ‘The … Continue reading

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‘What happened when I confronted my cruellest troll’ Lindy West

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/02/what-happened-confronted-cruellest-troll-lindy-west?CMP=share_btn_tw Interesting piece by Lindy. From where we are looking, online/media bullying is one of the uglier of the many ugly aspects of our current culture. The writer finds shocking and bewildering some people’s willingness to make and express judgements … Continue reading

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James Garbarino on the connection between adult violence & childhood trauma

Here’s a brief excerpt to give you the flavour. James Garbarino is a psychologist, a writer, and a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, who has spent years working with men convicted of violent crimes. His (experiential and evidenced) perspective … Continue reading

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