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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Despite—or because—a visionary feminist movement was alive in the world, misogyny or misogyny-under-siege continued, unabated. e so-called backlash was upon us from the very moment we drew our rst, Second Wave feminist breath.
Psychologist Jane Ussher, author of Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness, writes, “In Britain, women are still more likely than men to be diagnosed and treated as mad. Sexual abuse of women still abounds—both inside and outside ...
However, I doubt whether misogynist elders in ird World countries or among religious fundamentalists on every continent will uphold a woman's right to individual freedom. Working with traditional, nonwestern peoples may require ...
... 3/11 (Madrid), and 7/7 (London), we can no longer minimize or appease the dangers of Islamist terrorism, which includes misogyny. e women who were institutionalized in the nineteenth century wrote with courage and integrity.
... alcoholics—groups which are already somewhat withdrawn from heterosexual activity, for any number of reasons (lack of money, lack of desire for family “responsibilities,” passivity, anxiety, physiological incapacity, misogyny, etc.) ...
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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