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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:41 PM
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College Women at Risk for Psychiatric Illness at Politically Correct Campuses
College Women at Risk for Psychiatric Illness at Politically Correct Campuses

By Hilary White

WASHINGTON, The solution to the extreme psychic distress suffered by so many college women, is not the commonly prescribed anti-depressants Zoloft or Paxil, but sexual continence and religious faith, says a college psychiatrist in her recently published anonymous memoir.

In Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student, Dr. Anonymous wrote that the endemic problems mystifying educators and health professionals, are caused by the politically correct approval of rampant sexual promiscuity that characterizes college life. The book was released this week by Sentinel, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Young women in college in the US and Canada suffer from an epidemic of depression, eating disorders and even self-mutilation and suicidal thoughts and behavior. Campus health professionals, steeped in the politically correct doctrines of sexual freedom and feminist theory, fail even to acknowledge the existence of the real cause.

Dr. Anonymous, who chose to keep her identity secret out of fear of professional reprisal, identifies the damage done to women by the feminist ideology that proposes women are psychologically identical to men and encourages sexual promiscuity as long as it is made safe with a condom.

more . . .http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/dec/06121409.html
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:46 PM
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1. Sorry, but a psychiatrist who can't identify herself
is not very credible.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:50 PM
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2. no shit. IF she's a she and IF "she's" a psychiatrist
and not some focus on the family nutter, then "she's" right to remain anonymous because "she's" talking shit.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:52 PM
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3. You know what's funny?
I agree with her that there's too much casual sex in college (and adulthood), and I *still* think she's an idiot. Depression, eating disorders, and the like aren't connected to sexual activity; they're problems resulting from chemical imbalances in the brain.

In other words, she's looking at the wrong end of the body, to find solutions to these problems. :rofl:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:53 PM
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5. usually excessive and detatched sexual activity is a symptom of depression
not a cause of it
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:05 AM
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10. Casual sex has never been MY thing
but I don't begrudge people doing what works for them.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:52 PM
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4. religous faith is great for self-esteem, self-worth, etc
too bad it also turns people into self-righteous shitheads.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:54 PM
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6. While I can't comment
Edited on Thu Dec-14-06 11:56 PM by fujiyama
on the state of campus counseling centers (and I'm sure many are poorly equipped to deal with the issues that come about), these criticisms sound sort of well....hollow and meaningless.

I mean, what is a counselor supposed to tell someone about promiscuous sex? Just say no? Practice abstinence? And as for abortion, are they supposed to stigmatize and make the young woman feel guilty for considering it?

One thing that's amusing is that the same folks that are criticizing this so called radical agenda make constant fun of the "don't say no" messages about date rape, and domestic abuse...

The RWers aren't constant. Ultimately, this "psychiatrist" sounds like a hack at the Family Research Council or some other nutty organization.




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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:56 PM
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7. I'm not a woman, but most of my depression in college
was from NOT ENOUGH sex!
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:58 PM
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8. This is just wrong is so many ways
blaming 'feminist ideology' for college women's depression and 'promiscuity'. Very suspect if you ask me. A person with an agenda that has little to do with women's mental health.

But that's probably obvious.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:05 AM
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9. OK. So now the partying colleges are in, because they don't care
about politics; no harm, no foul. And hey! Their folks save some dough!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:08 AM
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11. An anonymous study? Are you fucking kidding me? You're reporting an ANONYMOUS "study"?
Sheesh.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:23 AM
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12. Yes and some people are dumb enough to believe it
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:26 AM
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13. Oh, man, we need to get intervention teams arrayed all over the country.
:mad:
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:00 AM
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14. How many ways...
Are there to express how wrong this shit is? People are going to quoting this as some definitive scientific study, when it's just some made up shit with no basis in any science, other than the science of cloacal output.
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