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Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders] : The Sexual Politics of Sickness
by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English and Susan Faludi




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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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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781558616950
  • ISBN-10: 1558616950
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 112
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Contemporary Classics

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