1st Edition

Women and Sometimes Men

By Florida Scott-Maxwell Copyright 1957
    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1957, in Women and Sometimes Men, the author accepts the findings of modern psychology that every man and woman is both masculine and feminine. Her book is about the relationship of these two, both in society and within the individual at the time. She believes that the relationship in either case could be better than it is; that the pressures of our times lead many women to live – or be lived by – their masculine sides. The balance is disturbed in the individual, in marriages, and in society. The pressures will not cease and a new harmony cannot be found without a self-understanding that is sometimes painful, and an understanding of the opposite sex which greatly depends upon self-knowledge.

    It is such an understanding which this book offered: insights and reflections based on a long experience of life and of the practice of analytical psychology. It is an expansion of a series of talks originally broadcast in the BBC Third Programme, and which only those who believe they are already the most fulfilled and fulfilling person, wife, husband, parent, could afford to ignore.

    This book is a re-issue originally published in 1957. The language used and views portrayed are a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

    1. We Are Baffled  2. Feeling is our Cinderella  3. Existing and Not Existing  4. The Masculine and Feminine Principle  5. The Man in Our Nature  6. But Dare We Become Conscious?  7. We Agree With Our Critics  8. Our Inferiority  9. The Figure Behind Women  10. The Outer Scene  11. Devotion  12. How Can We Agree?  13. We No Longer Stay in Our Bodies  14. Femininity is Fugitive  15. The Dump Their Sins Down  16. A Promise of Living Riches  17. Relationship  18. Love  19. The New Morality.


    Florida Scott-Maxwell (1883-1979) was an author, playwright and psychologist. She trained as an analytical psychologist, first in London and then in Zurich, under C. G. Jung.