One of the consequences of her invalidism
was that Barrett subjugated her body almost entirely to her mind, her imagination, and her poetry.
Such was the milieu in which nineteenth-century gymnastics and calisthenics systems offered women palliatives for infirmities that were equated with consumptive female invalidism
Even now, the Catholic Church's strategies for rewarding passive victimhood and theologizing invalidism
remain a vexing problem for women who face the burden of claiming their own subjectivity not only in the church but also in society.
Though Henrietta and Arabella shortly recovered, Elizabeth did not, and her year of treatment for this mysterious complaint initiated the invalidism
and relative seclusion which became her pattern for much of the next twenty-five years.
4) See Maria Frawley, "'A Prisoner to the Couch': Harriet Martineau, Invalidism
, and Self-Representation," in The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability, ed.
Because he finally left her, returning fully to Marthe, she of the invalidism
, the little dogs, the putrescent baths?
Later, as the aging Bull Moose Progressive, Roosevelt became the thundering prophet of the welfare state and democratic nationalism through championing such reforms as the presidential primary system, votes for women, and Social Security insurance to guard against the "hazards of sickness, accident, invalidism
, involuntary unemployment, and old age.
55) The fact that the cause of female invalidism
was commonly diagnosed as hysteria illustrates the connection with female sexuality and her innate tendency toward illness, "hysteria" deriving from the Greek hyster, meaning uterus.
Three of the sisters never ceased to be Victorians, escaping from responsibility into invalidism
For Marcel and Swann, perception becomes the locus of conquest, virility, and action, for a reconfigured masculinity in which the higher orders of the Self, such as the intellect, imagination, and perception, are sexualized by the possessive libido, which has been denied physical expression by the narrator's invalidism
Most prisoners of that age are sex offenders, and most sex offenders walk with a stick in the hope that their invalidism
will deter other prisoners from assaulting them.
The discomfort of pregnancy and the pain of childbirth are surely not less than what often attends years of invalidism
without hope of cure.