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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Mothers are conditioned not to like women and/or the female body ey are phobic about lesbianism; they are jealous of their daughters' youth—rendered so by their own increasing expendability. Also, mothers must be harsh in training ...
e greater social tolerance for female help-seeking behavior, or displays of emotional distress, does not mean that such conditioned behavior is either valued or treated with kindness. On the contrary. Both husbands and clinicians ...
Women lose their jobs as “women,” rather than any existential hold on life's meaning. In a sense, women can't “lose” what they've never had. Also, as I'll discuss in Chapter Ten, women are conditioned.
Also, as I'll discuss in Chapter Ten, women are conditioned to “lose” in order to “win.” Women are in a continual state of mourning—for what they never had—or had too briey, and for what they can't have in the present, ...
Conditioned female behavior is more comfortable with, and is dened by, psychic and emotional selfdestruction. Women are conditioned to experience physicality—be it violent, destructive, or pleasurable—more in the presence of another, ...
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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