A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and by Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine

By Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine Kelber Kelly

Gender and body-based differences remain a defining component to women’s identities, either in psychoanalytic therapy and in existence. even if adult females have made growth in lots of parts, their prestige in the human neighborhood has remained volatile and topic to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings jointly a exotic crew of individuals to discover, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, the ways that women’s sexual and reproductive services, 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 considered because the "other" and therefore turn into the focal point of mistreatment resembling rape, sexual slavery, limit of replica rights, and ongoing societal repression. ?

Postmodern gender theories have drastically greater knowing of the fluidity of gender and freed girls from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted in advance from the facility differential that maintains to exist among women and men. sooner than the male/female binary is transcended, the constraints imposed upon ladies by means of the nonetheless triumphing patriarchal order has to be addressed. To this finish, A Womb of Her Own addresses matters comparable to the superiority of rape tradition and its old roots; the connection of the LGBT flow to feminism; present sexual practices akin to sexting and tattooing and their aspiring to ladies; reproductive matters together with infertility; adoption; postpartum melancholy and the particular adventure 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 girls in most cases.

While women’s distinct anatomy and biology have traditionally contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it's the exploration and illumination of those services from their very own viewpoint that might let women to declare and keep an eye on them as their very own. overlaying a huge, topical variety of up to date topics, A Womb of Her Own will attract psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, in addition to students and scholars of gender and women’s reports.

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