Women, "False" Memory, and Personal Identity

Hypatia 12 (2):51 - 82 (1997)
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We contest each other's memory claims all the time. I am concerned with how the contesting of memory claims and narratives may be an integral part of many abusive situations. I use the writings of Otto Weininger and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation to explore a particular strategy of discrediting women as rememberers, making them more vulnerable to sexual harm. This strategy relies on the presentation of women as unable to maintain a stable enough sense of self or identity to be trustworthy testifiers to their own harm
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1997.tb00019.x
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