Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice. (Adrienne Rich, Front Page, The New York Times Book Review)
Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence. (Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine)
A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America. (Los Angeles Times)
About the Author
Phyllis Chesler is the author of seminal works including the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness, as well as Letters to a Young Feminist and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. Her most recent book, The New Anti-Semitism, has won her international acclaim and sparked huge debate.
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She is an Emerita Professor of psychology and women's studies, the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969), the National Women's Health Network (1974), and the International Committee for Women of the Wall (1989). She is currently on the Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and is also affiliated with Haifa and Bar Ilan Universities. She lives in New York City.