Thursday, August 03, 2006

R.I.P. Jean Baker Miller

Jean Baker Miller, Noted Feminist, Psychoanalyst, Social Activist; 1927-2006
BROOKLINE, Mass., Aug. 3 (AScribe Newswire) -- Jean Baker Miller, MD, noted feminist, psychoanalyst, and social activist died at her Brookline, Massachusetts home July 29, 2006 after a 13-year struggle with emphysema and post-polio effects. Her 1976 groundbreaking book, "Toward a New Psychology of Women," traced the connection between women's mental health and sociopolitical forces. Dr. Miller maintained that women's desire to connect with others and their emotional accessibility were essential strengths, not weaknesses as they were traditionally regarded

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