For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English


First published in 1978, this classic history, now revised and updated, brilliantly exposes the constraints imposed on women in the name of science. Authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have never lost faith in science itself, but insist that we hold those who interpret it to higher standards. Women are entering the medical and scientific professions in greater numbers but as recent research shows, experts continue to use pseudoscience to tell women how to live. This edition of For Her Own Good provides today’s readers with an indispensable dose of informed skepticism.