In the Disorders of Desire, it is amazing how enthusiastic and proud the feminists were during the 1970s. It seemed that the minute they wanted to change something or a conflict came about, they acted aggressively and actively to demand respect. This group of people show an enormous sense of leadership and show true pride in who they are. I know that many people, me included, look up to those during this time of struggle and feel great appreciation for the impact they have made, specifically in field medicalization and  pathology. This proud leadership was perfectly displayed during their long 3 year confrontation between feminists and The American Psychiatric Association regarding the elimination of homosexuality among other mental illnesses. This impacting change sparked  the flame for the social shift of equality for homosexuals. The qualities presented among these feminists gives people confidence and in return, we have a sense of appreciation for what they have accomplished.

Elizabeth Kasbeer