TPCS Podcast: The Paradoxes of Masculinity

   Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, right? That depends on what generation you live in. Today, many people disregard such silly color assignments, or at least go for “gender neutral” colors. But a hundred years ago, all the top fashionistas insisted that pink was a masculine color and blue was feminine. Masculinity has long had an identity complex. How much “girly” stuff can a man enjoy without being viewed as non-masculine? Women have redefined femininity, so why can’t men redefine what it means to be masculine? Listen to this week’s episode and you might begin to understand. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! Show Highlights: “We do want men to be vulnerable sometimes or to be more in touch with their feelings, but we don’t want them to be too much in touch with their feelings. That’s the paradox!” ~ Esther Perel How do men define masculinity? How do we go beyond the binary system of identifying gender? Why haven’t men redefined masculinity the way women have redefined femininity? Do men feel less masculine when around other men?   About Our Guest Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies aro...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Men's Issues The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Gabe Howard Masculinity Psych Central Show Podcast Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Technology The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
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   Bullying is a huge problem in society. Many people believe that it’s something that takes place just in school and online, but it’s also unfortunately present in the work environment, as many listeners will likely agree. This episode looks at the topic of workplace bullying, covering the definition and causes of it, the extended damage it can inflict (including the damage “taken home”), and the pattern that workplace bullying often follows. Also discussed is “mobbing,” where entire groups of employees are being bullied. Listen to this episode to learn just how widespread workp...
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar General The Psych Central Show Treatment Gabe Howard Psych Central Show Podcast Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
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