From: Andrew Phelps <>

Subject: RE: [PsySR-humanrights] DEATH OF A REVOLUTIONARY: The New Yorker on Shulamith Firestone


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:59 AM



On Mon, 4/15/13, Ijk wrote:

Whatever happened to Firestone in her later years is not about anything that feminists created. It is a different story about the marginalizing of people with mental health difficulties under the clinical gaze of a culture that seeks to eliminate them.

That is well put: You speak well.

Where the sexism feeds back in is in the social practices of that "culture that seeks to eliminate." The dynamic of retraumatization extends the practice of "marginalization" - that's the lived experience of many "people with mental health difficulties."

That conversation needs to be extended: I'm sure Ms. Firestone would [have] concur[red].


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