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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... to diagnostically pathologize what might be a totally normal human response to trauma. For example, we were taught to view the normal female (and human) response to sexual violence, including incest, as a psychiatric illness.
Clinical psychologist Helen Bolderston writes: “In two years of postgraduate study, I had been given just two hours of teaching on gender issues and there was no teaching on the effects on women of having been sexually abused as ...
However, despite all that we have learned, today, when women allege sexual harassment or sex discrimination they are sometimes disbelieved or blamed; have o en been punitively diagnosed for having a normal human reaction to trauma.
A minority of therapists, both male and female, gay and straight, are psychopaths. ey form cults around themselves, isolate cult members from their friends and family, teach that “sexual encounters” with the leader are both an honor ...
Feminists do not view women as mentally ill when they engage in sexual, reproductive, economic, or intellectual activities outside of marriage. ey do not pathologize women who have full-time careers, are lesbians, refuse to marry, ...
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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