Medicine and Therapy

Library Documents

Therapism and the Taming of the Lesbian Community

by Joan Ward Sinister Wisdom 36: Winter 1988/89 Introduction Therapism is not a word you’d probably find in the average Lesbian’s vocabulary. But oh, how it permeates our communities. Therapism overtakes a community when too[...]

The Lesbian Revolution and the 50-Minute Hour: A Working Class Look at Therapy and the Movement

by Caryatis Cardea Lesbian Ethics, Vol 1 No 3, 1985 …Liberty loses its meaning when women are not in fact free to change their situation or when they participate in limiting others’’ freedom ~Kathleen BarryF1[...]

Women, Health and the Politics of Fat

by Amy Winter In Rain and Thunder, Autumn Equinox 2003 Malestream culture these days is so saturated with moralistic concern for health that the very word makes me squirm. Because I’m fat, I’m perceived by[...]

Sickness Unto Death: Medicine as Mythic, Necrophilic and Iatrogenic

by Denise Donnell Connors Doctoral Candidate, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Instructor (on leave), Department of Nursing, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, Massachusetts (As published in Advances in Nursing Science volume 2, number 3, 1980, Politics of[...]

The Dark Roots of American Optimism

by Barbara Ehrenreich From Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (Picador, 2009) Click for PDF Why did Americans, in such large numbers, adopt this uniquely sunny, self-gratifying view of the world? To some, the[...]

Introduction to "I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions"

By Wendy Kaminer From I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions (Addison-Wesley, 1992) Introduction This is not a book about my life or yours. It does not hold the secret to[...]