Are You Dating a Serial Killer? Psychology Today Thinks You Might Be.

Premium Membership, The Good Men Project

Comments

  1. “We’ve found the last living Freudian!”

    God, if only. Freud is still plenty big, just not in psychology*. He’s huge in literary/media/cultural criticism, including feminist lit/film crit, which I’ve always found kind of hypocritical in light of his glaring misogyny and gender essentialism. (Why yes, Laura Mulvey, I am glaring in your direction.) That, and the fact that he was generally full of shit in his capacity as a scientist, but I don’t expect the tangled epistemic rat’s nest that is modern literary and cultural studies to care about that part.

    *You may have meant the last Freudian psychologist, in which case feel free to disregard the portion of this statement framed as a correction. Well, and there are still people who practice Freudian and Jungian-style psychoanalysis, but the mainstream psychological community doesn’t take them seriously.

    • Charles Emrich says:

      In this particular case, I am definitely referring to the last living Freudian psychologist. Or at least, the last person who seems to think of people as a tangled mess of sex and death urges.

      • Or at least, the last person who seems to think of people as a tangled mess of sex and death urges.

        Well to be fair, there are some peeps out there who still are a tangled mess of sex and death urges – just ask any new parents ant 4.30 am when the brat … sorry Lovely Little Darling is demanding attention at both ends. But I do agree with the general sentiment that that old Sigmund has had his day and his fun!

  2. Oh, Psychology Today. I thought this was going to be some armchair psychologizing in which we complete a survey and get our new beloved’s DSM code. Instead of DSM, it’s BDSM. 101, that is. They could have done so much good….

  3. Well thought out and rational response to the Psychology Today article. Well done.

    I want to reiterate that fantasies are just that fantasies. They are rarely, if ever, desired in real life. A fantasy is a way to express sometimes confusing, sometimes worrying thoughts without ever actually doing the real thing. It’s escapism. Rarely anything more than that.

  4. Well thought out and rational response to the Psychology Today article. Well done.

    Well it wasn’t hard! In fact I think it’s insulting to link Psychology and Today with tosh like this. I think it should have been published in The Diaper Rash Daily!

  5. I read the article before I read your post – it comes off pretty well if you read it as satire.

    Also hey! I read one of your posts!

  6. Wait, shouldn’t she drop the “your partner probably wants to kill you” bomb after the “coercion into threesomes” bit?

    Obviously, coercion into anything, threesomes included, should be right there at the top of Not Okay Mountain. But if you’re trying to write a panic-inducing piece of claptrap, you’d want the YOUR LOVER WANTS TO KILL YOU–DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNNN!!!!!! moment to come at the end, not in the middle, right? Otherwise you’re shooting your panic-wad way too early.

  7. I don’t know if you have editing abilities post publishing but, “This is is dream logic.”

Speak Your Mind