LPP #81 Pushing Against Patriarchy, Feminine Roles, & Re-Acquisition of Our Body with Dr. Susie Orbach

Dr. Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. She is the co-founder of the Women’s Therapy Centre of London and the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute in New York. She was co-originator of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty

Also can we just take a second for the fact that today’s guest was once-counselor to Princess Diana, for treatment of her eating disorder. Yes THE Princess Diana. The New York Times has said, “aside from Sigmund Freud, [Dr. Susie Orbach is] probably the most famous psychotherapist to have ever set up couch in Britain.”

DR. SUSIE ORBACH’S BOOKS:
Fat Is a Feminist Issue
Bodies
What Do Women Want?: Exploding the Myth of Dependency
On Eating
Hunger Strike
The Impossibility of Sex
Towards Emotional Literacy
What’s Really Going on Here?


IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

  • Kavanaugh VS. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford & the push against patriarchy

  • The limitations women face in the culture and how it’s manifested into our bodies

  • The socially acceptable roles for women (care taker, mother), breed guilt for focusing on the self (lose touch with own needs).

  • How we become disconnected from our own appetites, desires, and wants

  • The critical period for “body acquisition”

  •  Masculine & feminine behavioral roles in society – what’s accepted?

  • Body exploitation and body instability

  • The relationship we have with our body depends on the quality of attachment to our caregiver

  • Developing femininity & how we are often defined by affiliation with another

  • The acceptance of inter-dependency (without shame or guilt) & the vulnerability that comes with receiving help

  • The effects of “turbo charged capitalism”

  • How beauty is unattainable while simultaneously something that is expected to be maintained.
  • The generational shifts in feminism – Individualistic society’s vs. collaborative

  • Steps we can take to restore our sense of self

  • The power of community and friendship

 


BOOKS MENTIONED:

Home Fire: A Novel

 


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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/psychoanalysis/media

Website: https://www.endangeredbodies.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Susie-Orbach/465890970286168


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