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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... a man had the legal right to lock his perfectly sane wife or daughter away in a mental asylum. And some did. Authoritarian, violent, drunken, and/or insane husbands had their wives psychiatrically imprisoned, sometimes forever, ...
I found an extraordinary rst-person account by Elizabeth Packard, whose only crime was that of daring to think for herself against her husband's wishes. She insisted on teaching her Sunday school class that people are born good, ...
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.
It is inconceivable, outrageous, but that is all Elizabeth T. Stone (1842), of Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Packard (1860), of Illinois did: express views that angered their brothers or husbands. Phebe B. Davis' (1865) crime was daring ...
For example, according to one study, 78 percent of the women who were killed in New York City were killed at home by their husbands and boyfriends, or by someone they knew. Contrary to myth, this phenomenon was even more true of African ...
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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