Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders]: The Sexual Politics of Sickness (Contemporary Classics)

Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders]: The Sexual Politics of Sickness (Contemporary Classics)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Barbara Ehrenreich;Deirdre English
  • Publish Date: 2011-08-02


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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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