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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... sexually seduced while in treatment, hospitalized against their wills, given shock therapy, lobotomized, and above all, unnecessarily described as too aggressive, promiscuous, depressed, ugly, old, angry, fat, or incurable.
women and women on welfare, women who ranged in age from seventeen to seventy, women whose experiences in mental asylums and therapy spanned a quarter-century, coast to coast. And so I began to document how patriarchal culture and ...
... sex discrimination, or harassment are being ordered into therapy and/or diagnostically pathologized at trial; (3) Women (and men) who have no money and no insurance cannot afford therapy nor are they always respected or understood ...
She can't afford private therapy anyway. Actually, these days, very few people can. Most early feminist theories about women were really about white, heterosexual, middle-class, educated women. By denition, such theories rendered both ...
When I rst wrote about sex between patient and therapist I was virtually alone; few others ever had written on the subject. Now, there are hundreds of studies, and many books, documenting this abuse of power. It hasn't gone away, ...
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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
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