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  • Same Sex Attraction: A feeling, not an identity

    04/18/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Am I Gay?” Today, every family in America faces this question one way or another. Even the best families. Maybe you have a child, or sibling, or close friend who feels attracted to people of the same sex. Maybe a niece or nephew or grandchild wonders about their sexuality. Maybe they are asking YOU about these questions. The book “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay” challenges the idea that feelings of same sex attraction necessarily mean a person is “gay.” The author, Daniel Mattson, tells his story of experiencing same sex attraction, acting on it, and ultimately, allowing Jesus to...
  • The Boy Crisis | Warren Farrell and Stefan Molyneux

    04/12/2018 9:21:27 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 5 replies ^ | 03.09.2018 | Warren Farrell and Stefan Molyneux
    Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of many bestselling books including Why Men Are The Way They Are, Women Cant Hear What Men Dont Say, The Myth of Male Power, Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap - and now The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.
  • California Legislators Shocking You Must Stay Gay Bill

    04/05/2018 7:47:55 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 5 April 2018 | Michael Brown
    In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill (AB-2943) that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. This would apply to people of all ages. People of all religious and moral convictions. It is an absolute outrage, and it must be opposed vigorously. For the last few years, a growing number of states and cities have embraced legislation making it illegal for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion to receive professional help, even with the full support of their...
  • Gamma male syndrome: Why even liberal women arent attracted to liberal men

    04/02/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 63 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 31 March 2018 | Luis Miguel
    What constitutes attractiveness? Apparently, not liberalism. Liberal men find themselves in a strange predicament: theyre less enticing to even the die-hard feminists theyre constantly trying to please. Science has a say on the issue. A study published earlier this year by political scientist Rolfe Daus Peterson found that conservatives of both genders are generally more attractive than their liberal counterparts. As expected, the left-leaning researchers concluded the politics stem from the looks: attractive people feel good about themselves and, as a result, are less inclined to social programs that help the needy. Despite the talk by p**sy hat-wearing women calling...
  • One Thing All School Shooters Have in Common (no dads)

    03/14/2018 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 56 replies
    [watch the video]
  • Dr. Warren Farrell Explains The Boy Crisis

    03/06/2018 4:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | March 6, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    In recent years, society has focused more on issues affecting girls and women than on those related to boys and men. But now, in all 63 of the largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in all academic subjects especially the biggest predictors of success, reading and writing, in their mental health (depression, suicides), physical health (lower sperm counts), IQ, ability to create friends, and so on.Dr. Warren Farrell, who has written extensively on men and family, just released a book with co-author John Gray, the bestselling author of Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus.The Boy...
  • Stop Mistaking Evil for Mental Illness

    02/21/2018 6:41:09 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 26 replies ^ | 2/21/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I know almost nothing of the mental condition of confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz, and almost certainly, neither do you. There are few, if any, who can give a reliable opinion of the young mans psychiatric state as he walked into [a FL h.s.] and killed 17. Nevertheless, after his killing spree... many in the media, along with the public at large, were willing at least to imply, if not directly describe, Mr. Cruz as someone who was mentally disturbed, mentally ill, crazy, a nut-job, a psycho,... and so on. Those with a wide array of varying political and spiritual...
  • Psychology Professors Argue Against Groupthink in Their Field

    02/07/2018 8:23:03 AM PST · by 1BadgerStater · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | February 7, 2018 | George Leef
    Does social science research and understanding suffer because most of the individuals working in the field are on the left side of the political spectrum? A new book gives us strong reasons to think so. The book is entitled The Politics of Social Psychology and was edited by professors Jarret Crawford and Lee Jussim. Its 15 chapters were written by academics, nearly all of them in university psychology departments. The common thread is the malign consequences of the ideological conformity that exists in their field. In their introduction, Crawford and Jussim ask, What happens when the tools of the scientific...
  • What You Should Know About Jordan Peterson...

    02/06/2018 11:39:12 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 58 replies ^ | 02-06-18 | Bill Randles
    O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.(I Timothy 6:20-21)As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.( I Timothy 1:3-4)I love the internet because of the open exchange of viewpoints, and the democratization of knowledge...
  • Rule #8: Tell the truth or at least don't lie

    02/05/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Voption · 5 replies
    The Rubin Report ^ | November 1, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Jordan Peterson shortly outlines rule #8 in his new book '12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.'
  • Men get an 'attractiveness boost' when other women fancy them here's why

    02/01/2018 6:20:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 31, 2018 | Lindsay Dodgson
    People who are attracted to men have different tastes. Some think Dwayne Johnson is their perfect man, whereas others are a fan of Idris Elba or Prince William. But however unique we think we are, new research suggests we're probably wired to copy each other's preferences.
  • I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And Its Still Legal in 41 States. (NYT alert)

    01/24/2018 10:24:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | SAM BRINTON
    In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could cure my sexuality. I sat on a couch over two years and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it...
  • Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families

    01/20/2018 7:49:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 20th, 2018 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many peoples wisdom teeth do not come through...
  • Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds

    01/18/2018 5:29:09 PM PST · by familyop · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17JAN18 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON
    Cannabis users are more likely to experience negative emotions, particularly feeling alienated from others, new research reveals. People who use marijuana are significantly more likely to feel that others wish them harm or are deceiving them, a US study found. Brain scans also reveal the class-B drug increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have previously been linked to psychosis, the research adds, which is associated with severe depression.
  • Do women want to date alpha males like Donald Trump? This matchmaker says yes

    01/17/2018 11:15:18 PM PST · by libh8er · 50 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 10.13.2017 | Angela Hart
    After the election of President Donald Trump, Richard Gosse, a matchmaker of sorts, had a realization. It dawned on me that Trump has all these qualities that women are attracted to hes tall, hes older, hes wealthy, hes well-educated and hes a dominant alpha male. Unfortunately, hes also a narcissistic womanizer, Gosse said. I recommend women seek the opposite of Donald Trump bachelors who are younger, shorter, poorer, less-educated and shy. Gosse has been taking his message across California, hosting anti-Trump singles parties where he invites women to meet men who arent at all like the president. His...
  • [Vanity] Research on Dr. Bandy X. Lee -- the "professor" who is accusing Trump of unravelling

    01/10/2018 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Various, but mostly Yale
    Was having an argument on Twitter last night regarding Dr. Bandy X. Lee from Yale and found out some data that you all may find useful. First, who is Bandy X. Lee? She is the shrink who's made appearances since the inauguration of President Trump to accuse him of being crazy. She is the tip of the "25th Amendment" spear that is currently being thrust at him. Typical of recent articles appearing in the media recently is this one from MSN: A Yale University psychiatry professor told US lawmakers that she believes Donald Trump'smental health is "unravelling" in a presentation...
  • The "Goldwater Rule" [vanity]

    01/06/2018 7:25:14 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 18 replies
    Various ^ | Jan 6, 2018 | Eddie01
    The Goldwater rule is the informal name given to Section 7 in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics[1] that states it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined[further explanation needed] in person, and from whom they have not obtained consent to discuss their mental health in public statements.[2] It is named after presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.[3][4] The issue arose in 1964 when Fact published the article "The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater".[3][5] The magazine polled psychiatrists about U.S. Senator Barry...
  • Therapist Writes In Washington Post That Trump News Cycle Is Ruining Her Clients Lives

    01/05/2018 7:18:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/18 | Joe Simonson
    One Washington, D.C.-based therapists clients have 99 problems, and they all seem to be about President Donald Trump.Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, a psychotherapist and founder of the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, writes in The Washington Post that a number of her patients have been complaining that the medias fixation on Trump is taking a toll on their personal lives.One couple that she works with (who she names Sally and Steve) have been seeing LaMotte to strengthen their communication and feel more connected. It seemed like they were making real progress. That is, until Trump won. She quotes Steve: Sally and...
  • The Reason for Almost All Mental Illnesses - Prof. Jordan Peterson

    12/29/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Dr Jordan Peterson
    Video LinkThis is a great oversimplification, but it is true and helpful to folks under mental pressure.And only Jordan Peterson can fix you in under 2.5 minutes.;-)
  • ... 'Gaming disorder' is added as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation

    12/22/2017 3:19:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The draft wording of its diagnostic manual says someone has a gaming disorder if gaming takes precedence over other life interests. The unhealthy behaviour will have had to continue for at least a year before diagnosis is confirmed. The agency has not listed other conditions linked to technology, such as so-called smartphone or internet addiction, due to a lack of evidence they are real disorders. However the New Scientist quoted Vladimir Poznyak, at the WHOs Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse as saying: Health professionals need to recognise that gaming disorder may have serious health consequences. Most people who...