Bad Advice and 'For Her Own Good'

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Expert advice has become a staple of newspapers, books and cable TV. While much of the advice has targeted women, two authors have maintained that the dos and don'ts have long been biased against women's interests. Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English first published For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women in 1978.



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