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.
... a man had the legal right to lock his perfectly sane wife or daughter away in a mental asylum. And some did. Authoritarian, violent, drunken, and/or insane husbands had their wives psychiatrically imprisoned, sometimes forever, ...
... specically, he “either ignored eating disorders or encouraged dieting in normal weight or anorexic students. He blamed female students when their boyfriends hit them; he sometimes encouraged them to remain in violent ...
... 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Lynn_Kathleen_Barker - LibraryThing
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