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  - Charlene - Goodreads

I read this as an undergraduate in college. Away from home and in the company of other women who were passionate about learning, I saw the world open up to me. Reading this book (alongside other books ... Read full review

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User Review  - Georgina Lara - Goodreads

We have trusted "experts" for decades and that hasn't turned out all that well for us women. Well, this should be a caution notice for this generation as well because "experts" are still around and thriving telling us everything from what to eat to how to raise children. Read full review

Contents

one In the Ruins of Patriarchy
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two Witches Healers and Gentleman Doctors
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The Witch Hunts The Conflict over Healing Comes to America
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About the author (2005)

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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