Sarah Tich, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and a vocal supporter of the feminist movement, explains why her own daughter, who is named after her, is so much more feminine than her female peers.
article Sarah, a mother of three, is a vocal feminist.
“There’s a lot of people out there that think I’m the first person in the world to name a child after a feminist or for that matter a woman,” she says.
Sarah, who has also been a vocal advocate for female-owned businesses and for a more equitable education system, has written extensively about the role of the brain in gender and gender identity.
“I think it’s a very interesting thing that our brain, our emotions and our consciousness are a bit different than our male counterparts,” she explains.
“But it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more masculine, it just means that our body is different.”
Sarah, the author of “The Female Brain byle,” a book about the female reproductive system, shares a similar take on gender and what she calls the female model, a group of women who use their bodies as models of how to live their lives.
“Women are called the female models,” she notes.
“It’s a way to say that you’re a feminist, that you are doing something positive for the world, and that the only way to do it is to do something for women.
That is the feminine way.”
“I really think that the female body is the ultimate female object,” Sarah continues.
“In my opinion, the only thing that matters is that we have the female experience.”
The male body is often seen as a masculine place and the only reason why is that the masculine is the one that gets taken for granted, says Sarah.
“So the masculine body is kind of the thing that gets dismissed, and when that happens, it’s like we’re losing something.”
In a book published in 2015, Sarah wrote about how she had an awakening to the importance of a feminine body.
In the book, titled The Female Brain, she writes about how a friend had recently passed away and how her grief had affected her.
“She had this very beautiful, feminine body, she was beautiful and she had this incredible, wonderful life.
But the thing I found especially hard about that was the fact that I didn’t see that life reflected in the physical body that she had, but I also didn’t realize that she was the female version of herself, she had the feminine body and her life was her own.”
Sarah explains how, even though she was a tomboy, her sister, who was in her late teens, was a strong feminist and wanted to take a stand for gender equality.
“And she was so happy about that.
And then her sister and her sister’s sister, both of them, they were the women.
And it was just one of those things that they felt, you know, ‘Why is it that we can’t see ourselves as the female bodies?
We should be the female ones,'” she says, adding that her sister is now a successful writer, a teacher, and a writer of fiction.
“For her, being a woman, it was more than just a body, it became a way of being.”
Sarah is the author and executive producer of the “Female Brain byele” and the “The Male Brain byth.”
It is published by The Langham Press and is a collaboration between The Lad Publishing Group and the Womens Book Trust.