By Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine Kelber Kelly
Gender and body-based differences stay a defining element of women’s identities, either in psychoanalytic remedy and in existence. even though women have made growth in lots of components, their prestige in the human neighborhood has remained risky and topic to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings jointly a exceptional crew of members to discover, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, the ways that women’s sexual and reproductive functions, and their our bodies, are considered as societal and patriarchal estate, now not because the ownership of person ladies. It additional examines how ladies were seen because the "other" and hence turn into the point of interest of mistreatment reminiscent of rape, sexual slavery, limit of replica rights, and ongoing societal repression. ?
Postmodern gender theories have significantly superior realizing of the fluidity of gender and freed ladies from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted upfront from the ability differential that maintains to exist among women and men. prior to the male/female binary is transcended, the restrictions imposed upon ladies by means of the nonetheless winning patriarchal order needs to be addressed. To this finish, A Womb of Her Own addresses matters resembling the superiority of rape tradition and its ancient roots; the connection of the LGBT circulation to feminism; present sexual practices akin to sexting and tattooing and their desiring to ladies; reproductive concerns together with infertility; adoption; postpartum melancholy and the particular event of birthing—all from the views of ladies. The ebook additionally explores the cultural definitions of motherhood, and how such definitions set exacting criteria either for the suitable face of motherhood and for ladies mostly.
While women’s targeted anatomy and biology have traditionally contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it's the exploration and illumination of those features from their very own point of view that would enable women to declare and keep an eye on them as their very own. overlaying a vast, topical diversity of latest matters, A Womb of Her Own will entice psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, in addition to students and scholars of gender and women’s stories.
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A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy by Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine Kelber Kelly