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.