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Guante ‘Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man up”

Click on the link above for Guante’s performance of his work on Button Poetry’s Facebook page. Aho. ‘Man up’ belongs in the ‘just don’t say it’ category…. Thanks, Guante, and also to Button Poetry and Angie Buchanan for posting this on Facebook … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re not the hero any more – Laurie Penny

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2015/12/what-do-when-youre-not-hero-any-more Good article from Laurie Penny, about the shifting sands of contemporary cultural heroism in fiction. The writer (like one of the commentators on the article) thinks Laurie is a touch unfair to Joseph Campbell, and that his work is more balanced, … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

The writer has at times this week been unable to see much else when she closes her eyes, but images of drowned children… Clearly she is not alone in that. One possible response is despair, powerlessness, inducing a slide into … Continue reading

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How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-why-americas-culture-of-shame-is-killing-us/ This article by Mark is wonderful, and the writer was crying before the end…Although the title gives a masculine focus, the points made are valid for us all, however we self describe/make sense of gender. This is the second … Continue reading

Posted in bullying, conditions of worth, cultural questions, emotions, empathy, fear, growing up, identity, kindness & compassion, Mark Greene, Monica Lewinsky, paradigm shift, parenting, political, power and powerlessness, relationship, self, self concept, self esteem, shame, TED, trauma, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Through Light – Hannah Linden

http://thestaresnest.com/tag/hannah-linden/ Another recently published poem from local poet, Hannah, on The Stare’s Nest – a site which is well worth a visit, describing itself as ‘poems for a more hopeful world’. Those who have met Hannah before, on this blog … Continue reading

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Patrick Speaks – Unreported World

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/patrickspeaks?source=feed_text&story_id=10206189718128168 This is just lovely….the writer cried at the point where he begins to get what is being offered – seeing the fire of hope catch and leap….Magical and inspiring. Gratitude to Raymond for the work he is doing, lighting … Continue reading

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