Monday, November 07, 2005

Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain


Ah, now here's a gem.

NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) leader, Dr. Louis Berman, responds to Dr. Phil's comments on sexual orientation and lesbianism.:
Lesbians make good window-dressing for "the GLBT community": They are more likely to share many of the values as the heterosexual majority: permanent mating, monogamy, and raising a family. What is true of a majority of lesbians applies to only a minority of gay men. Dr. Phil's comments suggest that what he thinks he knows about gay men, he uncritically applies to lesbians. That's a victory for gay propaganda, but an embarrassment for a man who sports a Ph.D. and likes to call himself Doctor.

I felt almost flattered there for a minute, knowing that the folks at NARTH had such a high opinion of me (if only because of their low opinion of gay men)!

But then I read this article about lesbians on NARTH's website. It advises therapists that when dealing with a lesbian:
...it is important to view her individually and to assess her as a whole person. Most importantly, the therapist must assess her personality organization. For example, does she have the separation-individuation conflicts of a borderline, the fragile self-esteem of a narcissist, or the attachment fears of a schizoid?

So, what will you dress your windows with? The borderline, the narcissist, or the schizoid?

7 comments:

  1. Narth--the name itself sounds so sinister.

    Window-dressing, eh, yeah and it is a vast queer conspiracy where gay men, skilled in window treatments, expertly hang out our lesbian friends to win our special rights.

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  2. What sexist cretins. It couldn't be that lesbians are just trying to live their pwn lives, and perhaps have grown up with different social conditioning than their gay brothers, could it?

    I had a hard time getting past that "therapist's" hair. (Shallow, but there it is!) When I started reading, I was incensed all over again at the idea that two-woman relationships are more about cudding than sex. She needs to look at my blog.

    As for the emotional entanglement thing--yeah, it's horrible how lesbians rely on each other and get hurt when their partners leave! I mean, straight women, when they get divorced or break up, it just rolls off 'em like water off a duck's back, right?

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  3. Window-dressing, eh, yeah and it is a vast queer conspiracy where gay men, skilled in window treatments, expertly hang out our lesbian friends to win our special rights.

    And you thought those were just mannequins...

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  4. Hey, Christine, you think Dr. Sigler-Smaltz would look at my blog today and write us off as having a "fragile relational bond ridden with fear and anxiety"?

    Of course, I always fussed and worried over boyfriends, too.

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  5. I meant to add, the straight women at the MBOL related to it...HMMMMM... ;-)

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  6. Jayelle, I know. I loved your post today. And thanks for these comments - it really is true isn't it. Makes you wonder how many actual lesbians these folks have met.

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