About Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology at City University of New York. She is a best-selling author, a legendary feminist leader, a retired psychotherapist and expert courtroom witness. She has lectured and organized political, legal, religious, and human rights campaigns in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and the Far East. Her work has been translated into many European languages and into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew.

Dr. Chesler is a co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969), as well as...

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An American Bride In Kabul

Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than a half-century.

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The New Anti-Semitism

The 2014 Edition of The New Anti-Semitism. Updated & revised with more Questions and Answers, a new introduction, and expanded resources section.

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Women's aggression may not take the same form as men's, but girls and women are indeed aggressive, often indirectly and mainly toward one another. They judge harshly, hold grudges, gossip, exclude, and disconnect from other women.

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Here is a video that is now up on YouTube. In May it will have a permanent home at Palgrave's new website. We shot this video in the Flatiron Building, where Palgrave is located. I love their Belle Epoque elevators, the lacy black grillwork. As it rises, I always imagine I am in Paris before World War One and am holding a parasol and wearing a hat. I am answering questions about An American Bride in Kabul. Enjoy!

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