The Sexes: Women on the Couch

In the eyes of ardent feminists, psychiatrists and psychologists rank high—if not highest—on the list of males who oppress women. The most recent and radical statement of this view is a book called Women and Madness (Doubleday; $8.95) by Phyllis Chesler, a self-styled anarchist who teaches psychology at the City University of New York. The militant wing of Women's Lib enthusiastically approves Author Chesler's attack, and some psychotherapists admit that there is a measure of truth in what she says. The consensus, however, seems to be that her charges are both overstated and...

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