Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders]

The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Product Number: EB00663614
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558616967
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Description

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.

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Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2011

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