society

From the venus with penis to Conchita Wurst, Part 1

930 1389 Elisabeth Karsten

The “continuum between the polarities of male-female/masculine-feminine” that I mentioned in the previous article probably exists just as long as we have both genders. And…

Language Balance

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In my endeavor to contribute to the balance between masculine and feminine I increasingly realize that a balanced mode of expression is actually also required.…

Guys, Wear Skirts!

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I must make a confession: I love men in skirts! And I very definitely am not talking about dragqueens or men in women´s clothing. I…

Perception And Size

1552 1362 Elisabeth Karsten

I´m always fascinated by the difference of people’s sense for measure. My observation is that in general people allocate too much rather than too little…

Narcissism 2: What selflove is

800 1067 Elisabeth Karsten

The previous article dealt with the origin and the consequences of narcissistic disorders in our society as the German psychiatrist and psychotherapist Hans-Joachim Maaz described…

Narcissism 1: What selflove is not

2048 1536 Elisabeth Karsten

These days I read a fascinating book. The literal translation of the original German title is: “The narcissistic society” by Hans-Joachim Maaz. It is as…

The Power Of Biology

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It is summer. It is hot. We want to wear as little clothes as possible, preferably none at all. But we are not among indigenous…

A Little More Balance Yet Again

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Last Friday, on the 26th of June 2015 the US supreme court decided for same sex marriage to be legalized throughout the entire country. Laws…

Fear of the other: shame and vulnerability

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The American social researcher Brené Brown, known to a broader public since her fantastic TEDx talks about vulnerability in 2010, has also written quite a…

Real fairy tales

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The fascination for the fairytale archetypes like king and queen or prince and princess lasts to this day. Especially if they are of flesh and…

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