Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders]: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
ISBN: 1558616950
EAN13: 9781558616950
Language: English
Pages: 173
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feminist Press

Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders]: The Sexual Politics of Sickness

Book 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.