FOF #965 – Microagressions, Macroconsequences

Apr 7, 2009 · 80611 views

Dr. Brian MustanskiMicroagressions. Do you know what I’m talking about? Those subtle jabs that chip away at our sense of self worth.

On today’s show- Dr. Brian Mustanski, assistant professor for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago talks with us about microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations – all these little bits of hate spewed by others can add up to a mountain of despair or depression if you don’t deal with them.

Brian also writes the Sexual Continuum blog for Psychology Today in which he tackles LGBT health and development issues from the biology of sexual orientation, to talking to your family about sexuality to the pros and cons of the Internet in our romantic lives. You can also become a fan of Brian’s blog on Facebook.

Listen as Brian shares with us some steps you can take to heal and protect yourself from these attacks and how to speak openly and honestly with those around you.

Brian’s also taking questions from you through the Feast of Fun Facebook page about your mental health issues.

Let the woman have her baby- Malawi court says no to Madonna The African country of Malawi says no to Madonna’s attempt at adopting an orphan girl. Check out her documentary on Malawi’s AIDS crisis.

German woman divorced her husband for cleaning way too much. The report claims the husband went as far to down a wall and rebuilt it instead of cleaning it.

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Pineapple costume Japanese Pop Star Hideki Kaji was robbed of camera equipment while dressed as pineapple. He should have word a walnut costume instead. Nobody respects pineapples.

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  1. Jonas says:

    Cleaning too much? There’s is such a thing as cleaning too much?

    My firiends and boyfriend call me Bree, maybe I’m related to this guy…

  2. Nidocamen says:

    this was a really great show, I can definitely relate as a lot of those little microinsults eventually caused one of my relationships to end. anyways, very good advice!

    in honor of today’s show, I had a microsandwich for lunch!! LOL

  3. Cliff Dix says:

    Thank you for having the Dr. Mustanski on the show. I think we should all be at the point where we need to focus on the positive and realize when we are experiencing microagressions and not let them peck at our self-esteem. I also must thank Fausto for making me laugh out loud with his impersonation of the little Malawi girl Madonna was trying to adopt. “Meet me at the airport. I will be the one in the mustache.” Too funny.

  4. Alfonzo says:

    This is in regard to Malawi rejecting Madonna’s request to adopt an other child. If you can’t understand why they wouldn’t let her adopt this time, watch Mommy Dearest. Also, it probably has something to do with the government trying to these children being adopted by people who intend to use these children as slaves.

    Fausto, I’ve completely agree with you comments about the most hateful things being said about other gays come from people within our own community.

  5. Are you saying that Madonna wants to enslave Malawi children? I think she’s working hard to do the opposite Alfonzo. I don’t think Madonna is hurting her children. And honestly, if you think being raised by the real Joan Crawford is hell, try growing up in an orphanage in a poor African country, which you can imagine is no piece of cake.

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