Title

Rhetorically Framing the “Inside Woman”: Female Healthcare Workers across Editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Publisher

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition

Source Publication

Peitho

Source ISSN

2169-0774

Abstract

This article examines the framing of female healthcare workers—the “inside women”—in the 1971 edition of OBOS, the 1973 edition when it transitioned to Simon and Schuster, and the current 2011 edition. While each historical moment was marked by ideological shifts in the goals of feminist health movements, the editions are consistently mistrustful towards female healthcare workers, arguing that they approach healthcare like men. Drawing on rhetorical frame analysis, this article demonstrates how this perspective remained anchored over time and considers the implications of this mistrustful stance towards healthcare insiders for both OBOS and feminist health movements today.

Comments

Peitho, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Summer 2019): 610-625. Publisher link.

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