This article does not question the link between psychiatry and anti-feminism, but considers this history from another angle, by analysing the repercussions of this sexist standpoint on the shaping of medical knowledge, and conversely, on representations of female patients. Put differently, experts of the mind have had a troubling tendency to confuse a rejection of social conventions with mental illness. As a consequence, in the same way that homosexuals and dissidents Communards, anti-Franco-ists, anti-Putinists, etc. Moreover, if writers have exaggerated the inflexibility of the medical profession, so, conversely, have they underestimated the capacity of patients, in particular women patients, to counteract the pronouncements of the doctors. And how did British women like Edith Lanchester manage to fight it?
The ‘Weaker Sex’? #FACTS - Higher Education
Sex differences in mortality SDIM vary over time and place as a function of social, health, and medical circumstances. The magnitude of these variations, and their response to large socioeconomic changes, suggest that biological differences cannot fully account for sex differences in survival. We draw on a wide swath of mortality data, including probability of survival to age 70 by county in the United States, the Human Mortality Database data for 18 high-income countries since , and mortality data within and across developing countries over time periods for which reasonably reliable data are available. We show that, in each of the periods of economic development after the onset of demographic and epidemiologic transition, cross-sectional variation in SDIM exhibits a consistent pattern of female resilience to mortality under adversity. The Weaker Sex? Development of the American Economy. Economic Fluctuations and Growth.
The weaker sex? Science that shows women are stronger than men
It has been my absolute pleasure for the past two years to blog with Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. I hope what I have shared through my blogs has met the goal of being both diverse and educational while providing helpful information on health. As the blogs here move in a different direction, I will also be moving on. As my last blog post, I want to leave you with a challenge — a challenge that, in the spirit of this blog, is at the intersection of diversity, education and health, and, I believe that, if accepted, can help initiate change we are sorely in need of today.
Unexpected results of a systematic review on work exposures and musculoskeletal disorders. Women report more work-related musculoskeletal problems than men, particularly regarding afflictions of the neck and upper limbs The factors to which this inequality should be attributed are far from obvious, however. Men and women are sometimes described as if they inhabit different worlds-biologically, mentally, and socially. Their interest is, specifically, in whether men and women respond differently to work-related exposures in terms of derangements of musculoskeletal health.