Should Elaine Showalter, a feminist who is not a qualified as a psychiatrist be putting forward psychiatric reasons for this
I have a problem is Elaine Showalter a feminist or or has she now become a armature psychiatrist ? At one time women were seen as somehow lesser ,weaker than men prone to hysteria and emotionally unbalanced, attitudes to women which many feminists fought long and hard to overturn.
It now seems that Elain has abandoned feminism and joined Simon wessely a man, a psychiatrist in promoting ideas which seem outdated old fashioned belonging to the past, a time when men slapped women in films for being hysterical or out of there minds . Her explanation here does not empower women or in this case girls and goes against femanism promoting an idea that women not just these girls could become mentally unbalanced or hysterical at any moment and for no aparent reson . Simon himself has been involved in a lot of shady work in the UK some of which has damaged peoples lives .Simon wessely is popular but often what he says in articles and reserch is not nice more nasty and vendictive .As a psychiatrist he can claim anything such as hysteria and get away with it .