The purpose of this meme, hosted by the Purple Booker, which I first found on Brainfluff, is to grab what you’re reading now and copy a couple of sentences intended to tease your reading audience into reading it. If you come across this post on Wednesday or Thursday (or later), participate anyway.  I would be very interested in seeing what you’re reading.

Here is my Tuesday Teaser for Tuesday, August 7th from a reread of Phyllis Chester’s 1972 groundbreaker, Women and Madness, some parts just as relevant today as when the book was first published:

“These four women were treated and/or imprisoned by male psychiatrists–most of whom were literally agents of their husband’s “will.”…After sexually approaching [Elizabeth Packard] and being rebuffed, he abandoned her to the brutality and anonymity of the “back wards.” She clearly saw [the doctor’s] “cure [for what it was].” This book is an expose’ of a corrupted “profession” managed and maintained by a male patriarchy.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

5 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. I have heard of this book, but never checked to see if I can find it. After this teaser, I might have to look a bit harder. It is difficult to read these types of books, but I think it is necessary, so we do not forget.

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