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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... 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. We were taught to blame the victim ...
My position in protecting patients who had been victims of therapists' abuse had already (resulted in) a series of disputes with a few faculty members.” Bernardez le the Department of Psychiatry “with their arcane views and biological ...
In one case, he vigorously attempted to involuntarily withdraw an incest victim who was experiencing ashbacks, which nearly forced her to return to the incestuous home. Although he was not an MD, he asserted strong, sometimes incorrect, ...
... that this had denite psychological and medical consequences; did suffer physically as well as psychologically when they menstruated or went through menopause; were sexually harassed on the job; and were victims of violence at home.
If they are institutionalized, they are rarely treated as the torture victims they really are. On the contrary. In state custody, women are more, not less, likely to be raped again (and each time it is more, not less, traumatic).
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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