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1976 Nov.

Bozarth, Ollie Mae

Task force on feminist investigations in mental health

Regarding the establishment of a task force to work towards changing the law so that forced psychiatric and medical procedures, including involuntary hospitalization, are prohibited. As laws and discrimination against people with mental illness are particularly destructive to women, the task force is especially important to the National Organization for Women. The hope is to interest feminist attorney... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977 Feb.

Bozarth, Ollie Mae

'Right to choose' applies to psychotherapy

Concerning the fallacies of the medical model of mental illness and the discrimination people who have been deemed mentally ill, especially women, face. The Feminist Investigations in "Mental Health" Task Force as part of the National Organization for Women seeks to defend a woman's right to choose or refuse psychiatric procedures and therapy, raise consciousness about the issues women face when label... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers