Year: 1992 Source: Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1992. p.267-282 SIEC No: 19920670

This article discusses how beliefs such as “taking one’s life is morally wrong” contradict feminist thinking. By accepting such notions, one is trivializing women’s agony and reality. Freedom means being able to make one’s decisions – even lethal ones. Traditional interference to prevent a woman from committing suicide often prevents her from getting decent help. Advice on how to approach therapy with a suicidal person, while retaining a feminist approach, is given.