Chinese Gay MalesÃ¢ÂÂ Internalized Sissyphobia: A Case ReportChichun Lin*
Department of Couple and Family Therapy Program, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chichun Lin
Department of Couple and Family Therapy Program
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, 2030 West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, USA
Tel: + 6195084522
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 26, 2017; Accepted date: January 31, 2017; Published date: February 03, 2017
Citation: Lin C (2017) Chinese Gay Males’ Internalized Sissyphobia: A Case Report. J Depress Anxiety 6:264. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.1000264
Copyright: © 2017 Lin C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this case report, the author does not specifically describe a case but an existing phenomenon in the relationships of Chinese gay males. Internalized sissyphobia (IS) means one’s fear or hatred of one’s and others’ effeminate verbal and non-verbal behaviors. Chinese gay males learned the IS from their families and societies. Moreover, IS causes problems for themselves, their partner in a relationship, and others in the gay male community. The purpose of this case report is to invite more researchers, sociologists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, and activists to deal with these presenting problems. As an existential therapist, the author tends to help them accept their effeminate traits, deal with their fears of becoming effeminate, and understand about the formation of sissyphobia, in order to reducing their self-blame and anxiety; as well as making everyone feel free in all relationships.