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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Refrigerator Mothers for showing us the
mostly male American medical establishment did the male thing, they
blamed the women. Blaming women is a systemic American medical
establishment problem. They've been doing that since Freud
"proved" that female sexual abuse is mostly in women's
imaginations no matter what the evidence.

Refrigerator Mothers

Refrigerator Mothers (2008) - 60 minutes
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From the 1950's through the early 1970's, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. But for a whole generation of women, branded as cold 'refrigerator mothers," the damage had been done.

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Refrigerator Mothers

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Refrigerator Mothers for showing us the
mostly male American medical establishment did the male thing, they
blamed the women. Blaming women is a systemic American medical
establishment problem. They've been doing that since Freud
"proved" that female sexual abuse is mostly in women's
imaginations no matter what the evidence.