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Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness / Edition 1

Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness / Edition 1

by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
     
 

ISBN-10: 0912670207

ISBN-13: 9780912670201

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The


   In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors

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   In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912670201
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Glass Mountain Pamphlet Series, #2
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

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