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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27 2013

Training Therapists: We’re Doing It Wrong.

Becoming a therapist should not take two degrees. If we want to create a program to train therapists, it needs to be one degree that actually intends to make good counselors. We need a vocational school styled approach, explicitly focused on licensing in four years or less. Getting a grab bag of undergraduate psych experience–which …

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Feb 27 2013

Musical Wednesdays: The Universe, Monty Python, and hate mail

As you may or may not be aware, I have been getting loads of hate mail/comments wishing me harm because I am in a relationship some people on the internet don’t approve of. So, whenever life gets me down, usually in the form of lowlife, scum-of-the-earth comments from racist, misogynist assholes, I sing myself this …

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Feb 25 2013

The Myth of ‘Fight Back’

There’s an unfortunate habit of journalists to treat stories of mental illness as triumphs of will. She fought an eating disorder and won! Now she’s happy with her body and wears whatever she wants! He battled depression, and now he is this Super Famous Person I Don’t Recognize! I don’t want to knock this idea on …

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Feb 24 2013

OSCAR Liveblog

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12:04 Seth McFarlane was pretty good.  Best moment? JLaw tripping and laughing about it and Ben Affleck crying. 12:02 Closing number from Chenoweth.  GAYEST OSCARS EVER.  WE ALL WIN. 11:57 17/23 Best Picture: Will win: Argo Should win: Django Unchained Should have been nominated: Hunger Games 11:54 Michelle Obama is gorgeous.  Jack is gross, but, you know, adorable …

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Feb 24 2013

Oscar Predictions for Every Category (slightly OCD)

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Emmett and I put together a predictions list for the Oscars that I am going to share with you.  Tonight, I’ll be live blogging the event.  This is not because I think the Oscars are particularly right in their judgments, but more that I just love the Oscars. Best Picture: Will win: Argo Should win: …

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Feb 22 2013

Ashley on HuffPoLive at 9PM EST talking interracial dating

At 9PM tonight Jamila Bey, my boyfriend, Emmett, and I will all be on Huffington Post Live to discuss interracial dating with Nancy Redd, who wrote the fantastic book Body Drama.  Here is the link to the segment, where comments have already begun: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/interracial-dating-today/511c496c2b8c2a4572000324

Feb 21 2013

Kate’s Travels and Other People’s Writing

I’m traveling a great deal in the coming months. With respect to conferences, this is where I’ll be. Please comment if we’ll overlap! Skepticamp Chicago – Website Where: Fifth Province Pub at the Irish American Heritage Center Address: 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL When: March 2nd, 11am-6pm I’ll be talking about Myths & Misinformation in Mental …

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Feb 20 2013

Liberal Tips to Avoid Rape: Conservatives on Twitter get nasty

A Colorado politician said: It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around …

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Feb 20 2013

Musical Wednesdays: Cazwell SuperGay Edition

As Wednesday is the traditional day of the Karaoke, I celebrate with a musical selection just for you.

Feb 19 2013

The Weight Requirement, and Other Ways We Diagnose Anorexia

This is a post that’s been a long time in coming. Unfortunately, every time I start it, I get upset and then have to leave it alone. So here we have it: what’s wrong with how we diagnose anorexia. Now with less ragequitting! Anorexia has a weight requirement. Refusal to maintain body weight at or …

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