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Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Women’s Trauma Against Them

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Outside of limited sources narrowed in scope, the evidence presented is primarily anecdotal or self-reported. She has made appearances on British television, including BBC Two documentary Womanhood, [1] and in the true crime documentary My Lover, My Killer, which aired on Channel Five.

The author displays little to no understanding of pharmacokinetics, and her assertion that these medications are unnecessary (and her denial that they can be life-saving) is alarming. It may be a shock to some readers to discover that all three of these diagnoses are based in misogyny and victim blaming.If a girl is abused and neglected, wouldn’t it be completely normal for her to be traumatised by that? a shame because some useful points are made about misogyny, racism, and homophobia in psychiatry, but this (queer!

It’s true that many of the responses we’ve pathologised into symptoms of mental illness are actually natural and rational reactions to trauma and distress, and it’s true that diagnoses of these mental illnesses are, too often, used to undermine, discredit, discriminate against, and section those diagnosed with them - disproportionately, women.I don’t have many strong emotional connections to people, but the ones I do have are extremely important to me. Upon receiving her degree, Taylor co-founded The Eaton Foundation, a Male Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre in the UK, with Alex Eaton. It would make sense that they would feel safer if they presented to the world as non-binary or masculine. Lastly, if the mental illness in women is fake and only caused by abuse and patriarchy, then why do the same issues exist in men? I also agree that there are a lot of medics who honestly have no clue regarding trauma, sternly subscribe to the medical model, and medics who have no idea of the problematic history of many medical practices and diagnoses.

As the result of her repeated rapes, Taylor gave birth to her first child at the age of 17 and reported her abuse to the police. She eventually quit her job and founded VictimFocus, which she describes as "a company designed to challenge and change the victim blaming practices in social care, policing, mental health and support services all over the world.

Though at times repetitive, this book serves to drive home a multitude of points that we have seen so recently played out, such as in Depp v. Several templates and tools are available to assist in formatting, such as reFill ( documentation) and Citation bot ( documentation). The majority of the book focused on how women are pathologised when they experience trauma and medicated instead of addressing their "symptoms" as a natural response to abusive situations. A fantastic look into the crossroads of mental health and misogyny, and the ways in which the two meet--and not for the better.

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