For Her Own Good

Barbara Ehrenreich and Diedre English

Revised Edition 1978, 2005 Beaverton Library 305.42 2005

Wikipedia: Barbara Ehrenreich 1941-2022, "prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America". Studied physics then chemistry at Reed College, graduated 1968. Rockefeller U PhD immunology.

Wikipedia: Deirdre English 1948- , UCB Journalism Grad school, faculty mentor for the Study of the Working Family at the Graduate School of Sociology.

The book is a litany of complaints and demands. I read 30 pages, indexed my way to dozens more. Kvetch, kvetch, kvetch, gimmee gimmee gimme. No heroines (or heros) who grew better organizations which displaced the sexist ones.

Yes, the world can be pretty awful - to everybody. Create a better world, don't demand somebody else do it. Don't like shit jobs? Create better jobs. Men juvenilizing you? There's billions of them, befriend different men.

Don't like how doctors treat women? Improve your resume and preparation, then go to medical school. There's 192 med schools in the US, many more worldwide. Apt cliche: Be the change you want to see in the world.

ForHerOwnGood (last edited 2023-12-16 22:04:36 by KeithLofstrom)