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  1. Mar 2019
  2. Jan 2019
    1. Access to gender-responsive substance use disorder treatment services, especially for pregnant women

      Stigma is particularly high for this group, along with the felt shame that pregnant women bear, which serve as barriers to accessing high quality drug addiction support. Because group therapy is one common form of treatment, retention is lower because the group majority is male. Women who do seek out help do not always feel psychologically safe in these treatment settings. Additionally, they may not appropriately address the unique needs of mothers and expecting mothers. I wonder about regional differences, SES, race/ethnicity...

    1. The most productive response in the workplace is actually to confront the microaggressor

      I agree with this for the most part. The issue I have is that it puts the onus and burden on the individual who is on the receiving end of the microaggression to create a teachable moment. So yes... it is very important that companies first be aware of the problem and that those who suffer from microaggressions are supported. This can come in the form of organizational training as well as support of allies within the workplace who are trained on constructive approaches to addressing witnessed microaggression.

    1. Judgments about confidence can be inferred only from the way people present themselves, and much of that presentation is in the form of talk.

      I strongly disagree with this claim. That is not the only criteria one can use. This ignores differences in cultural and personal backgrounds and gives the "interpreter" a pass on being lazy in their assessment. Unfortunately, people who act bothered by a co-worker's low tone of voice and perceived timidness contribute to the problem of placing certain groups at a disadvantage in the workplace or in their career growth. Low tone or deference to superiors for many people is out of respect for authority, and should not be interpreted as lack of confidence. One should look to the individual's credentials, thinking, and contributions to the organization as a whole.