The Myth of Women's Masochism: With a New Preface by the Author
"Finally, a definitive study that debunks one of Freud's most damaging myths-that women are inherently masochistic- offers healthier ways to view female behavior."
MS. Magazine"Concrete, convincing sensible revolutionary, calling for nothing short of a revision in our thinking about women "
Philadelphia Inquirer" not a quick-fix pop psychology do-it-yourselfer but a thoughtful examination of a persistent, self-defeating myth."
Chicago Tribune" outstanding scholarly debunking of [an] extremely damaging cultural belief it contains valuable lessons for the mental health professions."
Readings"So convincing are her arguments that often one is left wondering how on earth such theories could ever have been taken seriously."
Morning Star, London
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