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Thoughts on Gender, Fear, and Covid19

During a pandemic, understanding the female fear response is really helpful. Because sometimes, as women, our behaviors make us feel crazy. Even if we intellectually know that it’s okay to be in a heightened state of anxiety, the standard theory of fight and flight doesn’t quite explain the intensity of our emotions as we fold …

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Gender Inequality

Mother Hunger is a symptom of systemic gender inequality that diminishes the critical role of mothering.
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Comfort

Love is supposed to feel good, so what happens if Mom is unpredictable, unavailable, or frightening? We turn to something else for comfort.
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Primary Caregiver

Research shows that children who have a safe, attuned primary caregiver can weather life’s adversities with less risk of emotional trauma.
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Getting Stuck

To avoid getting stuck, it is essential to find healthy replacements for unmet nurturing, protection, and guidance.
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Hidden Injury

Mother Hunger® names a corrosive, intolerable, hidden injury that sabotages well-being and craves a quick fix.
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