Women and Madness
Chicago Review Press, 4 set 2018 - 432 pagine
Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly fifty years since its first publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. Now back in print, this completely revised and updated edition adds perspectives on eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychology, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation, and more.
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ALSO BY PHYLLIS CHESLER Letters to a Young Feminist Mothers on Trial: e Battle for Children and Custody A Politically Incorrect Feminist With Child: A Diary of Motherhood Woman's Inhumanity to Woman Copyright © 2005 by Phyllis Chesler ...
Women were hysterics (hysteros, the womb), malingerers, child-like, manipulative, either cold or smothering as mothers, and driven to excess by their hormones. We assumed that men were mentally healthy. We were not taught to pathologize ...
... psychologist Helen Bolderston writes: “In two years of postgraduate study, I had been given just two hours of teaching on gender issues and there was no teaching on the effects on women of having been sexually abused as children.
... the eagerness to bend over backwards to like fathers, simply because they are men is mindnumbing. Mother-blaming and woman-hatred sizzle on each clinical page. Mothers are o en psychiatrically accused of alienating a child.
Mothers are o en psychiatrically accused of alienating a child from the child's father if that child does not resent or hate the mother, or prefer the father. Unbelievable—yes? Even those clinicians who are less likely to ...
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The author explores perception of women and gender roles, making a case that "madness" can be a normal response to intolerable pressures and exploitations experienced by women. Issues in the myth of ... Leggi recensione completa
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Still strident after all these years, prominent feminist author and activist Chesler (The Death of Feminism ) here updates her classic on female psychology. A new introduction is followed by a ... Leggi recensione completa