Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Women Are Crazy! The History Behind the Perception.

Are Women Really Crazy? 

The video above is of a talk I did for Women's History Month. I spoke at West Hills College on the impact the idea that "Women are Crazy!" Some might just say it's a joke or a saying but people say a lot and the truth is, it's more than just something people say. There is meaning behind it. 

Here is a little taste of what you will see:

Women are crazy! That's a common phrase now a-days. We hear people say that on television, in music, advertisements, and from the people around us, both men and women, but does that mean women really are crazy? Sure we cry, sometimes we scream, and we might even slam things but are those symptoms of mental illness? I think we'd all have to say no, and yet women can't shake this word - crazy. What's more, women in our society have accepted that they have to hide certain emotions and behaviors for fear of appearing weak or crazy. 

The reality is, that phrase has meaning. It reflects a perception about women in our society, but where did it come from? Why is it a part of our culture? And more importantly, when did women begin to accept it?

Watch my video to find out!

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I dated and married my husband in 2004 when I was 19. I felt like an outsider for the first half of our marriage. He didn't understand what I needed to know about the Navy, and I didn't know what to ask.

After ten years of learning in the Navy, I founded Unhinged & Empowered. I wanted to spread the knowledge that I needed when I was new, to reveal what took years for me to learn.   
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In addition to being a Navy Wife, I am also a novelist. I write historical women's fiction.

My first novel A White Room debuted in 2013 and is about a woman forced to sacrifice her own ambitions of becoming a nurse to marry a man who can save her destitute family. He moves her to a strange, small town where she slowly succumbs to madness until she stumbles on an opportunity to nurse to the poor despite the fact that her husband prosecutes unlicensed practitioners.

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