For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women

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Anchor Books, 2005 - History - 410 pages
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An updated history of the experts, largely men, who have given professional advice to women makes the point that this advice has been unscientific, arrogant, biased, and generally self-serving and exposes the myths told to women in the name of science. Original.

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User Review  - Oraynab Mohamad - Goodreads

Barbara Ehrenreich shows how science and the medical field have repressed women. She makes a compelling argument through academic and literary sources. At times, the links she tries to make seem ... Read full review

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Scary :( It's like you can't win. Read full review

Contents

one In the Ruins of Patriarchy
3
two Witches Healers and Gentleman Doctors
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The Witch Hunts The Conflict over Healing Comes to America
65
Copyright

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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