The World Can Be An Amazing Place Essay

2125 Words Nov 4th, 2016 9 Pages
The world can be an amazing place. With its wonders, anyone can be captivated by its brilliance. However, the world also has unrealistic expectations of gender roles. These expectations can cause a person to develop numerous insecurities. Thus, an individual may desire a haven where he or she may truly be able to express him or herself. One psychologist, Leslie Bell, explored the concept of splitting, in her Selections from Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom, where an individual consciously attempts to break out of his or her identity in response to contradictory desires, such as the paradox that women face towards their own sexual freedom. Contrastingly, another psychologist, Martha Stout, analyzed a different identity disorder known as dissociation in her essay, “When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday.” Stout depictsed how her clients , mainly trauma victims, developed a method to cope with their his or her trauma by suppressing painful memories of the experienced trauma into a their subconscious. This would gives a victim the opportunity to unconsciously escape any pain that may trigger his or her trauma. Additionally, these coping mechanisms were realized in “The Naked Citadel,” by Susan Faludi, who depictsed a military college, The Citadel, and the overall experience of the how the cadets are were mentally broken down and molded into the Citadel’s ideal standard of masculinity. This crude and harsh environment makesde the…

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