Archive for September, 2011

Myths About Circumcision

Monday, September 12th, 2011

One of the readers of my Swedish blog sent me this link on myths about circumcision. It looks fairly well researched, so I thought I’d link to it as a resource.

Male vs female ways of grieving

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Blog reader Allan recommended this video to me, and since I found it valuable I’m recommending it too.

The video quality is not great but the sound is quite clear. The speaker is Tom Golden, an expert on male grief and gender differences.

Some of the topics are:

  • How men usually grieve through activity and not through talking or crying.
  • How traditional psychotherapy is modeled on women.
  • Fight or flight vs tend and befriend.
  • How sex hormones testosterone and estrogen regulate the effects of oxytocin and prolactin.
  • How school is not adapted to boys.

If you’re interested in more of the teachings of Tom Golden he’s written a book called Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing.