Complaints & Disorders [complaints and Disorders]
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
ISBN10: 1558616950 ISBN13: 9781558616950 Contributors: English, Deirdre; Faludi, Susan (Introduction) Publisher: Feminist Pr Published: Aug 2 2011 Pages: 173 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.35" Edition: 2nd Edition Language: English
From prescribing the "rest cure" to diagnosing hysteria, the medical profession has consistently treated women as weak and pathological. Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English's concise history of the sexual politics of medical practices shows how this biomedical rationale was used to justify sex discrimination throughout the culture, and how its vestiges are evident in abortion policy and other reproductive rights struggles today.