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“One of the most memorable events of my childhood was the day that I (a girl who loved nothing more than running around in ragged jeans and nothing else) was told I had to start wearing a shirt.” – Katherine. … Continue reading

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Breast Pride and Breastfeeding

Where does breast shame come from? Is it instinctive or learned behavior? When babies are born they feel no shame. Before infant bottle formula was invented there was no need to cultivate breast shame. Even religious art commonly depicted Jesus … Continue reading

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Empathy for Children 2

In my last post I discussed empathy for children in general terms, the complexity of empathic understanding, and the difficulty adults have in feeling empathy for children. As other authors have pointed out, empathy is sometimes difficult even between adults: … Continue reading

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Alfred Kinsey and the Sexual Revolution

After the Allied victory in World War Two there was a mood of optimism and boldness in the U.S. that might be difficult for later generations to imagine. The world seemed to be making progress. Kinsey was a zoologist at … Continue reading

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Nudity and Decency

Recently there has been a lot of public debate about what constitutes “decency.” The topic isn’t new, but it regains popularity now and then. In the past mothers exposed their breasts to feed their babies in public, even in church, … Continue reading

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the Limits of Heroism

The biographical documentary “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, Rebel” (Phase 4 Films, 2010) is a very long and complicated story about a great man. What Mr. Hefner accomplished in his life is amazing, and inspiring. He certainly deserves the praise of … Continue reading

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