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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... overly tranquilized, 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, ...
... who did not survive the brutal beatings, near-drownings, and force-feedings, the body-restraints, the long periods in their own lth and in solitary connement, the absence of kindness or reason —which passed for “treatment.
... she accepted or could no longer cope with her narrow social role; whether she had been idle for too long or had worked too hard for too long and was fatigued beyond measure —she was rarely treated with kindness or medical expertise.
... treated merely as a sensation, or sharply criticized, by those in positions of power within the professions. My statistics and theories were “wrong,” I had “overstated” my case regarding the institutions of marriage and psychiatry, ...
In her work on behalf of both mental patients and married women, Elizabeth Packard proposed, as her rst reform, that: “No person shall be regarded or treated as an Insane person, or a Monomaniac, simply for the expression of opinions, ...
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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