Reason #5 – Imaginary Female Trouble
Oh. Wow. This ‘reason’ would have been like a big empty barrel ready to swallow up any poor woman (or girl) who displayed symptoms that were beyond the scope of societies’ or the medical establishment’s understanding.
‘We don’t know what’s wrong with you– so it must be all in your head. Into the looney-bin with you!’
Although this reason is from the late 1800’s it is painfully close to the way many women’s ailments are still treated today where a multitude of symptoms are still defined as ‘women’s issues’ and quickly prescribed a liberal dose of antidepressants.
Makes me wonder how far we have really advanced with this one.