Here is that post from yesterday which was mistakenly posted on Reader Meet Author. My head must have been a little out of it...
I've been reading a book about narcissism. In a lot of ways, I've really enjoyed the book, but the chapter I read last night has me feeling really put out.
In said chapter, the author shares her views about an obese client and her ideas about the clients attachment to her obesity. She makes the comment, at one point, that weight is easy to control with a sensible diet and exercise. And she later states her belief that this client will only be able to be psychologically healthy once she reaches her "normal" weight.
I should have been better prepared for the shock of these opinions, as she had said earlier about a lesbian client that her homosexuality was a behavior adapted from her early relationship with her mother. Her move into a heterosexual relationship was viewed as progress toward health. It was like 30 years of movement within the psychological community around homosexuality hadn't happened.
The struggle that I'm having is that the other positions she is holding seem to make sense. I've even recommended this book to a fellow blogger because it seems to have some really good info. But then there are these instances, and I'm left to wonder is she completely talking out of her ass, or is this just an anomoly...a case of misguided homophobia and fat hatred...and the rest of her theories are sound?
Also, for some reason Blogger has my blog pegged as a "spam blog." WTF is that about? Am I posting too regularly? Do I not post enough pictures or links to YouTube? Luckily someone is going to have a look at my blog and hopefully rectify this matter. In the meantime, I'm just annoyed.