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By Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

From prescribing the "rest cure" to diagnosing hysteria, the scientific occupation has always taken care of ladies as susceptible and pathological. Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English's concise background of the sexual politics of clinical practices indicates how this biomedical cause used to be used to justify intercourse discrimination through the tradition, and the way its vestiges are obvious in abortion coverage and different reproductive rights struggles today.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the writer of many bestselling books, together with Bright-sided: How the Relentless advertising of confident pondering Has Undermined America and Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting through in America.

Deirdre English, former editor of Mother Jones journal, is a professor on the collage of California, Berkeley Graduate tuition of Journalism.

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The terms of the US debate are summarized in S. Caroll (1994), Women as Candidates in American Politics (Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press); R. Darcy, S. Welch and J. Clark (1994), Women, Elections and Representation (Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press). See also B. Reingold (2000), Representing Women (Chapel Hill, NC and London: University of North Carolina Press). 52. B. Reingold (1992), ‘Concepts of Representation among Female and Male State Legislators’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 17: 531.

62–3. 29. The concept of interest is a contested concept with a long and distinguished history of feminist engagement (V. Sapiro [1998], ‘When are Interests Interesting’, in A. ], Feminism and Politics [Oxford: Oxford University Press]; I. Diamond and N. Hartsock [1998], ‘Beyond Interests in Politics’, in A. ] Feminism and Politics [Oxford: Oxford University Press]; A. G. Jonasdottir [1990], ‘On the Concept of Interest, Women’s Interests, and the Limitations of Interest Theory’, in K. B. Jones and A.

63. Phillips, The Politics of Presence, pp. 82–3. 64. , pp. 56, 158. 65. Judge, Representation, p. 22; R. Voet (1994), ‘Women as Citizens’, Australian Feminist Studies, 19: 71. 30 New Labour’s Women MPs 66. Phillips, The Politics of Presence, p. 49. 67. Phillips, Engendering Democracy, pp. 69–70; Voet, ‘Political Representation and Quotas’, p. 391; Squires, ‘Quotas for Women’; J. Pilcher (1995), ‘The Gender Significance of Women in Power’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2, 4: 506; Sapiro, ‘When are Interests Interesting’, p.

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