For Her Own Good

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307764168
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For Her Own Good from the Author: Barbara Ehrenreich. This women's history classic brilliantly exposed the constraints imposed on women in the name of science and exposes the myths used to control them. Since the the nineteenth century, professionals have been invoking scientific expertise to prescribe what women should do for their own good. Among the experts’ diagnoses and remedies: menstruation was an illness requiring seclusion; pregnancy, a disabling condition; and higher education, a threat to long-term health of the uterus. From clitoridectomies to tame women’s behavior in the nineteenth century to the censure of a generation of mothers as castrators in the 1950s, doctors have not hesitated to intervene in women’s sexual, emotional, and maternal lives. Even domesticity, the most popular prescription for a safe environment for woman, spawned legions of “scientific” experts. Barbara Ehrenreich and Dierdre English has never lost faith in science itself, butinsist that we hold those who interpret it to higher standards. Women are entering the medical and scientific professions in greater numbers but as recent research shows, experts continue to use pseudoscience to tell women how to live. For Her Own Good provides today’s readers with an indispensable dose of informed skepticism.

Too Good For Her Own Good

Author: Claudia Bepko
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061754366
Size: 70.91 MB
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Too Good For Her Own Good from the Author: Claudia Bepko. In the bestselling tradition of The Dance of Anger, a compassionate and insightful guide that shows women how they can learn to feel good about who they are and what they do.

Too Smart For Her Own Good

Author: Shneidman Conalee Levine
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553259452
Size: 34.96 MB
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Too Smart For Her Own Good from the Author: Shneidman Conalee Levine. Shows how successful women who revert to childhood behavior patterns in their relationships with men can alter actions and thinking

Thoughts On The Education Of Daughters

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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Thoughts On The Education Of Daughters from the Author: Mary Wollstonecraft. Wollstonecraft decries the poor education society allows women and makes a strong plea for education for women in domestic and academic areas.

For Your Own Good

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466806761
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For Your Own Good from the Author: Alice Miller. For Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst. With her typically lucid, strong, and poetic language, Miller investigates the personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing. Her conclusions—on what sort of parenting can create a drug addict, or a murderer, or a Hitler—offer much insight, and make a good deal of sense, while also straying far from psychoanalytic dogma about human nature, which Miller vehemently rejects. This important study paints a shocking picture of the violent world—indeed, of the ever-more-violent world—that each generation helps to create when traditional upbringing, with its hidden cruelty, is perpetuated. The book also presents readers with useful solutions in this regard—namely, to resensitize the victimized child who has been trapped within the adult, and to unlock the emotional life that has been frozen in repression.

For Your Own Good

Author: Leah Horlick
ISBN: 9781927575673
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For Your Own Good from the Author: Leah Horlick. In the canon of contemporary feminist and lesbian poetry, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD breaks silence. A fictionalized autobiography, the poems in this collection illustrate the narrator's survival of a domestic and sexual violence in a lesbian relationship. There is magic in this work: the symbolism of the Tarot and the roots of Jewish heritage, but also the magic that is at the heart of transformation and survival.These poems are acutely painful, rooted in singular and firsthand experiences. But Horlick also draws from a legacy of feminist, Jewish and lesbian writers against violence: epigraphs from the works of Adrienne Rich and Minnie Bruce Pratt act as touchstones alongside references to contemporary writers, such as Daphne Gottlieb and Michelle Tea.In this reflection on grief, silence and community, we follow the narrator's own journey as she explores what it is to survive, to change, to desire and to hope. At once unflinching and fragile FOR YOUR OWN GOOD is a collection withtransformation at its heart.

Too Nice For Your Own Good

Author: Duke Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759522057
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Too Nice For Your Own Good from the Author: Duke Robinson. If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet now you find yourself asking: "If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better?" Renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson has the answer. Robinson says that well-intended behavior is essential to a humane society, but carries a down side. Being nice often means we take on too much, tell little lies, strive endlessly for perfection, and fall prey to other self-defeating behaviors. Now Robinson outlines the nine unconscious mistakes nice people make daily, and he shows how to correct them and avoid unnecessary stress with life-affirming actions. Learn how to: -- Say "no" and save yourself from burnout -- Tell others what you want, and actually receive it -- Express anger in healing ways that maintain valued relationships -- Respond effectively when i0rrationally criticized or attacked -- Liberate your true self. Are you, like many of us, too nice for your own good? This remarkable book will empower you to get what you need and deserve,out of life...and still be a nice person!

Too Busy For Your Own Good Get More Done In Less Time With Even More Energy

Author: Connie Merritt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071612874
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Too Busy For Your Own Good Get More Done In Less Time With Even More Energy from the Author: Connie Merritt. Taps into the “simplicity movement” featured in magazines and TV reports A high-profile expert on women’s issues, Merritt has appeared on 100 radio and television shows, and is regularly quoted in Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health. A member of 200 professional speaker’s bureaus, Merritt gives keynote addresses all over the country Includes “Five Minute First Aid” for instant stress relief!

Witches Midwives And Nurses

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 1458715310
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Witches Midwives And Nurses from the Author: Barbara Ehrenreich. As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic expos on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.

For Their Own Good

Author: Bradette Michel
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
ISBN: 9781941861042
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For Their Own Good from the Author: Bradette Michel. "When New York physician, Adam Fletcher takes the position of medical doctor at the Illinois State Hospital for the insane in 1857, he quickly realizes the asylum is not a place of healing. His compassion for the women under his care, and his shock at the perversity of their treatment propel him into actions no one could have predicted. Inspired by true events, For Their Own Good reveals the murky, often terrifying world of nineteenth century insane asylums. Touted as havens for patients receiving innovative treatments, the hospitals confined society's powerless, whether insane or not"--Back cover.