Cultural Studies

Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Cultural Studies, Sexuality with 0 Comments
Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

In 1966, William Masters and Virginia Johnson published Human Sexual Response in which they described a four-stage sequence of physiological changes that occur as people (in particular, heterosexual couples having penile-vaginal intercourse) engage in sexually stimulating activities. This “sexual response cycle” model was revolutionary at the time because there really wasn’t a systematic view of what went on biologically […]

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Gratitude Day

Written by on November 29, 2013 in Cultural Studies, Skills for Embodied Living with 0 Comments

I just watched this video of time-lapse photography, accompanied by words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, and I decided to share it. I’ve been thinking a lot about  the mythology surrounding the American Thanksgiving holiday.  It is beautiful to devote a day to the practice of thanks-giving… of offering gratitude for the land on […]

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Beyond Culturally Competent Therapy

Written by on September 28, 2011 in Cultural Studies, Mental Health, Psychotherapy with 6 Comments

With the “Occupy” movement in full swing, I’ve had the opportunity to engage in multiple conversations about privilege and identity politics, and their impact on both grassroots political organizing and my work as a therapist.  These conversations keep bringing me around to the question, what does it mean to be a culturally competent, socially-engaged therapist. […]

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