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Gender Language and the DSM 5 TR
Gender Language and the DSM - 5 From PsyDactic - Residency - Episode 17 The following is the text version of an episode of PsyDactic - Residency I wrote and produced that outlines changes in how the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) has changed in how it speaks about gender. The DSM is American Psychiatry's … Continue reading Gender Language and the DSM 5 TR
My high school teacher used to kiss me in the supply closet. It was not my fault!
People often think that when others in situations like mine demonstrate ambiguity in their actions this means that they actually wanted what happened to happen to them and then later changed their mind or regretted their complicity.
Am I White?
I keep being told I'm White. Capital W White. I have been reading about what it means to be White, and sometimes... I think... I Am. Other times, I'm not so sure.
A poem: OK?
I'm OK. YOUR OKAY. It's not enough to be OK. If you want to give OK. You have to learn to live OK. It's hard to text in phone OK. If you must shift twice OK. But if autocorrect Ok's. It's much easier to be OK.
My kid’s school has forgotten to teach a love of reading
Tonight my 8-year-old begged me to read the next chapter of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While reading, he blurted, "MOUNTAINOUS! What does that mean?" before I had even reached that part. If I didn't know better, I'd suspect he actually likes reading. But I know better. My son hates reading. It is no wonder … Continue reading My kid’s school has forgotten to teach a love of reading
If I had a tail
If I had a tail, I'd have it out for you.I'd pee on the ground, and chew on your shoe. I'd walk with a swagger and be scared of those who don't, cause they might be scared of me and give the vibe that "I just won't." I'd worry if I was too loud, disturbed … Continue reading If I had a tail
There is human vomit on the moon
Pack in what you pack out apparently does not apply to astronauts. While it may seem irresponsible of humanity to leave our junk on extraterrestrial landscapes, it is rather costly to bring it all back. Every pound of stuff we bring back requires that much more fuel. We need more fuel to carry that fuel. … Continue reading There is human vomit on the moon
Gender is taught, but also is not.
Gender is something people become aware of at an early age. As soon as children can form complex ideas about the world, they begin to assign themselves and others a gender, and these ideas are frequently not congruent with the expectations many others have. Like all things biological, gender is messy. For the sake of … Continue reading Gender is taught, but also is not.
Doctors that declined the COVID-19 vaccine
I was surprised the other day while rounding on patients in the hospital that two of my fellow interns stated that they would opt out of the COVID-19 vaccine. They were afraid that it was not tested enough to guarantee there would not be long term consequences for them.