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The mismeasure of woman

Author: Carol Tavris
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
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When "man is the measure of all things," woman is forever trying to measure up. In this enlightening book, Carol Tavris unmasks the widespread but invisible custom -- pervasive in the social sciences, medicine, law, and history -- of treating men as the normal standard, women as abnormal. Tavris expands our vision of normalcy by illuminating the similarities between women and men and showing that the real  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tavris, Carol.
Mismeasure of woman.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992
(OCoLC)555734564
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tavris
ISBN: 0671662740 9780671662745 0671797492 9780671797492
OCLC Number: 24590376
Description: 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Measuring up: why women are not inferior to men --
Beautiful souls and different voices: why women are not superior to men --
The 70-kilogram man and the pregnant person: why women are not the same as men --
Misdiagnosing the body: premenstrual syndrome, postmenstrual syndrome, and other normal "diseases" --
Misdiagnosing the mind: why women are "sick" but men have "problems" --
Bedtime stories: three fables of female sexuality --
Love's experts, love's victims: how women cornered the love market --
Speaking of gender: the darkened eye restored.
Responsibility: Carol Tavris.
Local System Bib Number:
ocm24590376

Abstract:

When "man is the measure of all things," woman is forever trying to measure up. In this enlightening book, Carol Tavris unmasks the widespread but invisible custom -- pervasive in the social sciences, medicine, law, and history -- of treating men as the normal standard, women as abnormal. Tavris expands our vision of normalcy by illuminating the similarities between women and men and showing that the real differences lie not in gender, but in power, resources, and life experiences.
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