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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The myth of women's masochismUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Caplan, a Canadian clinical and research psychologist, focuses on the "most salient phenomena that have been mistakenly labeled as signs of women's masochism.'' She explores these behaviors and ... Read full review
Review: The Myth of Women's MasochismUser Review - Goodreads
I liked some chapters more than others. First, I had the first edition, 30 years old. There's a lot that needs to be updated. Second, although the author uses evidence to prove some of her hypotheses ... Read full review