Clinic for Women
I’ve been thinking and resignifying a lot about the content creating here on the networks, a certain discomfort has inhabited me these last few months and it was only after a video by Rita Von Hunty ‘Disposability and Culture Industry — Eating from the Trash Can of Ideology’ (video in Portuguese), that I could understand clearly what was bothering me and what would be my purpose here with social medias. That, within the scope of my desire, is to be able to share personal, spiritual and academic knowledge, in a project of expansion and formation of the themes that inhabit me (and there are many LOL). So it can sometimes seem that I have many fronts of thought/research, because… well, that’s me… multiple and a mix of complexity and pedagogy to explain my way of thinking — well a psychology professor, right?
I’d like to write about a women’s clinic. It’s been a while since I’ve felt that my work as a psychotherapist has focused on the female audience, who transit between finding balance in life and holding up to the demands that society makes of women.
We are finally able to talk about it, it is a very important moment that we are living, and very confusing too.
Inspired by this theme, I started to research more on the subject. I wanted to know what commonly appears when we talk about caring for women. Too many surprises…not so good
My first search was “Women’s Clinic” (in Portuguese) and mostly advertisements for gynecological clinics appeared… first strangeness. Then I searched for “female’s clinic” (in Portuguese) and I took another hit, only women’s drug abuse rehab clinics appeared. Then I wrote “FEMINIST Clinic”, voila! Content from a therapeutic clinical perspective began to appear for women. I needed to understand this movement.
Why, in order to talk about care focused on femininity, do we need to talk about the feminist social-political movement?
As this question caught me intimately, I ended up choosing to go after material to better support my reflections and this has been the subject of my studies in recent weeks. And then, as we are immersed in our culture of social media, the plagiarism of one of the profiles that I started to follow came to light. He was indicated by a client, this profile, created by a man, was focused on masculinity and how it reflects on women… This content was plagiarism of a woman survey called Valeska Zanello — Mental Health, Gender and Devices: Culture and Processes of Subjectivation. This again shows us how it’s easy to silence our voice, our work, our thoughts…
My first hypothesis comes from the understanding that there is no inseparability between the clinic and politics, and for this reason, when we think about being a woman, we cannot dissociate from the struggle for women’s rights as freedom of choice, equality of education, work, salary, about maternity and the relationship with work and male participation in it, security of walking without fear on the street, security within relationships, freedom of body expression, behavioral and beauty standards set by society, aging… there are so many things that we are still struggling with, it is no wonder that our clinic is recognized as a feminist.
Right now I’m starting my studies from the beginning, literally, I’m leaning here on the readings of what I’m calling CLINIC, what is it? I am delighted with the perspective of the Schizodrama of the Gregory Baremblitt Institute that talks about a Klinic with K. I will soon make a video of it and we can open this discussion more focused on the theoretical/academic field.
But one thing is for sure, this topic moved me a lot.