Tag Archives: chronic illness

Writing a Book: Ending Chronic Illness

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No matter how much Western medical science progresses, chronic illness and pain persist. I am currently writing about how to bring an end to chronic illness and pain. I critically review the thousands of years of Western medical history that established a connection between femininity, intractability, and lifelong illness and pain. Based on the knowledge,…

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Presentation: “Femininity by Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness”

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In my capacity as Visiting Scholar of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, I presented my work-in-progress on Fri. January 13, 2017, a packed room of scholars and professors. My work, “Femininity By Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness,” gave a brief overview of the over-three-thousand-year history of pathologizing…

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