Stigma and the Power of Socially Constructed Beliefs

Stigma and the Power of Socially Constructed Beliefs Sex Roles (2009) 60:907–909 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9557-5 BOOK REVIEW Divorced without Children: Solution Focused Therapy with Women at Midlife. By Debra D. Castaldo, New York, Routledge, 2008, 254 pp. $34.95 (hardcover), ISBN—13:978-0-415-95585-0 Marilyn Coleman Published online: 24 October 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 This book, of primary importance to feminist therapists who the challenge is the long-held assumption that all women are interested in helping clients combat subtle and not so want to marry and have children, and if they do not, there is subtle stereotypes that have the potential to decrease the something wrong with them. Feminist sociologist Barry quality of life for many women at midlife, is based on Debra Thorne (1992) stated that the role of mother has been Castaldo’s many years of experience as a therapist and a study emphasized as women’s true purpose in life for over two she conducted in 2004. The stereotyping of childless women centuries. And women who are not married and who do not has been a given throughout history, but few have seriously have children have historically been labeled as immature examined this growing group, and I believe Castaldo is the and self-centered among other things. The Sex Roles Springer Journals

Stigma and the Power of Socially Constructed Beliefs

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (12) – Oct 24, 2008

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