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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eir resistance to physical (and mental) illness was o en shattered. Sometimes, the women tried to kill themselves as a way of ending their torture. It is now clear that whether the nineteenth- or early-twentiethcentury.
Some insisted that although they heard voices, wanted to die, tried to kill themselves, were highly anxious, and could not function, they were not and never had been “mentally ill.” Some were humbled by what had happened and ...
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 ...
Freud was wrong about women's masochism and penis envy. He was also wrong about fathers and sons: it was fathers, in JudaeoChristian and Muslim cultures, who physically and psychologically “kill” their sons,
Christian and Muslim cultures, who physically and psychologically “kill” their sons, not sons who wish for their fathers' deaths. Freud did not understand the mother-daughter relationship as well as he did that between mother and son.
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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