i am an anomaly on too many levels

Philosophy was the first academic thing I got really into. For most of high school, I was sure I wanted to get a BA in philosophy and then…I guess I’d have to decide between law school and academia. That made my parents anxious, but luckily I came to my senses in the end and went…

when your therapist trolls you about the election

The day after the election, on Reddit’s /r/psychotherapy board, someone posted a question about handling the election when it comes up in sessions. TimeandPsychology, who appears to be a 26-year-old male social worker, gave the following response: I took this as an opportunity to talk with my clients about acceptance, trust, and only worrying about…

for the negro’s equality would tear a profound shift into the psychology, the sexuality, and the moral imagination of every white alive

Now that Trump is set to make America great again, that being a return to the 1950s, we need to psychologically prepare ourselves. It’s the right time to revisit The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster, Norman Mailer’s 1957 essay.  It resonates. Whether the hipster’s desire for absolute sexual freedom contains any genuinely radical…