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
What Do Women Want?: Exploding the Myth of Dependency
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
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