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Monday, 31 March 2008
Depression is Not a Feminist Issue
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by Mary Jackson


I bought a new mattress last month. Too much information, I know, but there is a point to it. With it came one of those “Care of your new …” leaflets. The leaflet advised me to turn the mattress over regularly, otherwise it would “develop depressions”. Well, we can’t have that, can we? I promise to keep my mattress happy, even if this turns me into one of those “women who juggle their lives”. And “women who juggle their lives” come to no good.  more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:16 PM by NER
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31 Mar 2008
Send an emailmichael farr

May i recomend "who stole feminism" by Christina Hoff Sommers.  There she makes a critical distinction between equity feminism and gender feminism.  I would argue that gender feminsim might contribute to a depressed mood  by a constant focus on the woman as the helpless victim.  A sense of powerlessness contributes strongly to a depressed mind set.

regards

Michael