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.
Risultati 1-5 di 83
I thank Lillian, my mother, for giving birth to me, and for taking care of me long before I could write such a book—and for whatever dreams, whatever wisdom she and Leon, my father whispered or sang to me while I slept.
We also learned that it was mothers—not fathers, genetic predisposition, accidents, and/or poverty—who caused neurosis and psychosis. None of my professors ever said that women (or men) were oppressed, or that oppression is ...
e psychiatric literature actually blamed the mothers, not the fathers, of such men, for having sent them over the edge. But mainly, we were trained to understand and forgive such super-manly men (“boys will be boys”).
Luckily, I was just about to gain tenure at a university; luckily, no father, brother, or husband wanted to psychiatrically imprison me because my ideas offended them. It is inconceivable, outrageous, but that is all Elizabeth T.
e clinical distrust of mothers, simply because they are women, 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.
Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Lynn_Kathleen_Barker - LibraryThing
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
Women and madnessRecensione dell'utente - Not Available - Book Verdict
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