Women and Madness

Front Cover
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972 - Medical - 359 pages
3 Reviews
Feminist Icon Phyllis Chesler's Pioneering Work, Women and Madness, Remains Startlingly relevant today, over thirty years since its initial publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this seminal book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. In this new edition, Chesler's original research and findings are supported by her perspectives on today's issues related to the subjects in the original book including: eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychiatry, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation, and more. Book jacket.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Women and Madness

User Review  - Goodreads

Incredible. Read full review

Review: Women and Madness

User Review  - Goodreads

The delivery of feminist doctrine: all women have the choice of low paying jobs, welfare, and illegal prostitution outside of marriage. Great dialogue for embarking on further study into the psychological insecurity, economic dependence, and sexual repression of woman's culture. Read full review



9 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1972)

Phyllis Chesler, a founder and board member of the International Committee for Women of the Wall, has been fighting for Jewish women's religious and human rights for more than thirty years. She is a psychologist and the author of eleven books, including Women and Madness and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. She cofounded the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women s Health Network.

Bibliographic information