Thursday, August 10, 2006

Judith Herman: quotes 3 & 4

Most women do not in fact recognize the degree of male hostility toward them, preferring to view the relations of the sexes as more benign than they are in fact. Similarly, women like to believe that they have greater freedom and higher status than they do in reality

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Restoration of the breach between the traumatized person and the community depends, first, upon public acknowledgement of the traumatic event and, second, upon some form of community action. Once it is publicly recognized that a person has been harmed, the community must take action to assign responsibility for the harm and to repair the injury. These two responses—recognition and restitution—are necessary to rebuild the survivor’s sense of order and justice.

Herman, Judith, M.D. Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic, 1992, 1997: 69, 70

1 Comments:

Blogger Professor Zero said...

Gotcha. Good links farm, too.

Fri Aug 11, 12:23:00 AM  

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